HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 14 no. 2 (1979)

The Two Dimensions of Man

Emmanuel Lantin

Discipline: Philosophy



The tendency to situate man for a momentary reflection on one's own existence reveals a constant shuttling between the two poles. A method of description to be valid must necessarily provide a comprehensive picture of man. On the other hand, it must not lose its grip on the world of experience. There must be an awareness of all the facets of man: the fact that he is an embodied spirit; the fact that he has a history to which he has access and with respect to which he constantly situates himself; the fact of communication, of dialogue between men.