"everything in the world is considered related to man?"

United States
March 28, 2007 7:40pm CST
In the sense that we believe that everything is here for our use. And, I am not leaving out anything, or anyone. That we look at each and everything from the prospective of how it can service us. (ME.)(i.e, The mountains are to be stripped of their coal, uranium and gold. The trees are for us to cut down and built. The water is for us to pollute. The sun is here to shine on us.) Nothing has an existence in and of itself, except to serve us. This applies to our relationship, human and non-human relationships. What do you think? Not my idea, but Heidegger.
2 responses
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
God gave the authority to man to rule over all His other creations. God created first what man needs - during the first five days. Then on the sixth day, God created man and commanded him to rule over all His creation.
• United States
23 Apr 07
I see things just a little differently. I believe that man gave himself authority over other creations.
@urbandekay (18312)
30 Mar 07
Hmmmm, not sure that's a fair interpretation of Heidegger, I think what he is saying is more like; what makes a hammer a hammer is the use to which we put it but, as I understand it, this includes only man made artefacts. There is an old relationship man can have with the world which instead of one of dominion is one of stewardship all the best urban
• United States
30 Mar 07
I see where you are, but all the things mentioned above are not "man-made." This is all new to me and believe me, I'm not a deep, deep, deep thinker. It just gave me pause to think, that I think that the whole universe is here to service me and I think it without giving pause.