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Burke's Definition of the Human Being Edit

Man is

the symbol-using (symbol-making, symbol-misusing) animal

inventor of the negative (or moralized by the negative)

separated from his natural condition by instruments of his own making

goaded by the spirit of hierarchy (or moved by a sense of order)

and rotten with perfection


or


Being bodies that learn language

Thereby becoming wordlings

Humans are the

Symbol-making, symbol-using, symbol-misusing animal

Inventor of the negative

Separated from our natural condition by instruments of our own making

Goaded by the spirit of hierarchy

Acquiring foreknowledge of death

and rotten with perfection.


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