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Max Schelers Philosophical Anthropology and the Humanism of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

The text examines a historical-philosophical parallel between the ambiguity of the concepts of humanists, humanism and human: the hierarchical structure of human potency in the text of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (15th century) and Max Schelers theory of the strata of psychophysical being (20th century). The problem of the starting point of the question about the place of the human is analysed, through the assumption of a natural original being or non-being, and the consequences for the question itself of these differences. Then the author traces the consequences of the question about the historical-philosophical premises from which the current issues of transhumanism arise.

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