By Patricia Fanthorpe, Lionel Fanthorpe
Seas and oceans disguise lots of the Earth's floor, but we all know much less approximately what lies underneath them than we do approximately stars and planets thousands of miles away. The seas are full of exciting mysteries: How have been they shaped? What gave upward thrust to tales of sirens, mermaids, and mermen? the place did the previous pirates and buccaneers cover their treasure? The solutions to those questions and extra are available in Unsolved Mysteries of the ocean.
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22 Man III a ProNem to Him/elf [CH. 1 of the world that you may the easier look about and behold all that is in it. " While classical thought was used by the Renaissance to challenge the Christian idea of man's dependence and weakness, by emphasis upon his. uniqueness and the. freedom of his spirit, classicism was obviously not able to suggest the concept of individuality which the Renaissance held so dear. This idea must be regarded as partly a Christian inheritance and pardy a consequence of the emergence .
N or~ may be translated as "spirit" but the primary , emphasis lies upon the capacity for thought and reason. In Aristotle the 1IQUS is the vehicle of purely intellectual activity and is a universal and immortal principle which enters man from without. Only one element in it, the "passive" in. distinction to the "active" 1IOUI becomes involved in,· and subject to, the individuality of a particular physical organism. intellectual may best be understood by Aristotle's explicit denial of its capacity for self-consciousness.
There are of course pessimistic reactions to this optimism about both the individlJal Jnd the total human enterprise. In the mecha. nistic naturalism of Hobbes and the romantic naturalism of Nietzsche a thoroughgoing pessimism is elaborated. One of the moder~ fruits of Nietzschean thought is Freudianpcssimism. I] - The Modern View of Man good opinion about human nature; yet there is no uneasy conscience in this pessimism. is a defect to be sloughed off by a new education or a new social organization, is regarded as normal and normative.