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Menschliches Handeln und Tätigkeit bei Tieren – der Mensch als freihandelndes Wesen

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This chapter focuses on the problems of human and animal action according to the perspective of high scholastic thinkers, which mediate the issues in different contexts. These issues are embedded in extensive philosophical reflections. They extend the one on the structural elements of human activity and the activity of animals, on the other, the course features of human action and animal activity. The chapter explains the common basic structure of human action and inaction of animals. It examines the structural, external and internal regulatory characteristics of animal activity. It describes a natural impulse which is responsible for the supreme principle activity in animals. The chapter also highlights the dominant role of the natural impulse towards the mental control and drive components, such as in relation to the imagination. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: animal action; human action; natural impulse; regulatory characteristics; scholastic thinkers; structural elements; supreme principle activity



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