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The philosophical-anthropological discourse in the thirteenth century, founded and accompanied by knowledge intensive systematic reflections, is carried in an endeavor to capture people in their specific total reality. It is a crucial step in the development of intellectual history that first time a comprehensive attempt is made with the analytical approach of high scholastic scholars of the ancient Greek, Arab and Christian background knowledge to bring the concept of the human life-related way of expression philosophically. The philosophical referral of high scholastic scholars to the people in his concrete experiential total reality is accomplished under the guiding concept of homo animal nobilissimum. The scholars examine what makes the human being as a sentient creature among other creatures of sense, on the other hand, what exactly has to apply to the specific manifestations of life of the animal nobilissimum as specific human. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: analytical approach; homo animal nobilissimum; human life; philosophical-anthropological discourse



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