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Man As Knower
Transcript of Man As Knower
Two Kinds of
- according to William Lujipen
Ideas by Lujipen, Johann,Aloysius
- requires no thinking; something one simply knows.
-implicit, non thematic
-basis of philosophical thought
-treasure trove of your earlier
- explicit, thematic;
- knowledge proper is
Two Elements in
- according to William Lujipen
consciousness is present
All knowing is
It is due to this that
To him, consciousness is:
1. Never wrapped up in itself; it is openness.
2. An intercourse with reality; it is a self-
giving of the perceived, not through
imagination nor dreaming.
3. not pure passivity, which is usually
illustrated by the mirror and the camera.
There is a
of noesis and noema.
The knowledge can be defined as, "on the one hand the wonderful mystery of man's openness to reality and, on the other, it is the mystery of reality's being-for-man.
- what the subject sees
- any part of the object that the
*the more one has of viewpoints
and profiles, the more
- unity or background of meanings
I am holding a ballpen, my hands a part of my
body, I am inside a room of the Far Eastern
University which is in the University Belt,
Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines.
Horizon,thus, is a perception of the
An immanent act is defined by Lujipen as..
"an act which originates from the subject which I am and remains
in me as my perfection."
An example is:
I just have finished reading a beautiful
book. I tell you about it. I summarize
it for you. Do you know what the book
is all about? You say yes.But who
is the greater beneficiary of
It is I,
"the truth is the Real as disclosed to an
individual who has personally come to grips with it and
succeeded in a measure inarticulating his vision."
Two Kinds of Truth
- truth of the object
- truth of the subject
*truth is the object of knowledge.
He says truth is both subjective and objective. Truth comes from reality and
Sister Mary Aloysius
The theme of "Self-becoming and the Other" is actually the importance to self, or as Marcel puts it, the "mediating presence of the human other."
Sister Mary Aloysius details some precisions on knowing:
1. Openness of the human body
2. Limited openness of the human body
3. Use of point of view
4. A certain "infinity" characterizing human knowing
5. The finitude of human knowing
It is the last precision Paul Ricoeur gives as the reason for
of human knowing.
Of the four basic human realities, namely,
language, knowing, ethical acting
, we should pick out only