The marks of human: clues to learning our personal identity

Angel Pino About the author


In this article, Professor Angel Pino brought the paradox of human nature of man to the fore, analyzing how the meanings of the adjective human can qualify this nature. Inquiring about how biological beings become human beings by the action of the very culture they produce, the author attempted to expand and deepen arguments from the perspective of historical and dialectical materialism, while discussing the implications of the Vigotskian theses on the historical and cultural emergence of specifically human psychological functions in the symbolic dimension of consciousness. Assuming the inherent contradiction in nature-culture relations and commenting on the current possibilities of biotechnology in contemporary science, Professor Pino elaborated concepts on the creative activity of man, seeking to explain how specifically human marks, marks of history and culture become inscribed in and constitute the organic functioning of the Homo specie. By pointing the complexity of the human condition, the author also makes remarks about its ethical implications.

Relations nature-culture; Human condition; Historical cultural perspective

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