A symbol of the camel and the egg

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A symbol of the camel and the egg

Postby Jakob » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:23 pm

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"The question is: is man, as man in his nature till now, prepared to assume dominion over the whole earth? If not, what must happen to man as he is, so that he may be able to "subject" the earth and thereby fulfill the word of an old testament? Must man as he is then not be brought beyond himself if he is to fulfill this task?" [Heidegger, on the meaning of the Übermensch]
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Re: A symbol of the camel and the egg

Postby MagsJ » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:50 pm

...and what does it represent/stand for, pray tell?
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Re: A symbol of the camel and the egg

Postby Jakob » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:51 am

coberst wrote:"Quickie from Wiki: “The psychologist, Carl Jung, who studied archetypes, proposed an alternative definition of symbol, distinguishing it from the term "sign". In Jung's view, a sign stands for something known, as a word stands for its referent. He contrasted this with symbol, which he used to stand for something that is unknown and that cannot be made clear or precise.”

That's why I posted this: A friend of mine long ago drew this symbol - it is by the above definition a symbol and not a sign, because it does not refer to something specific and explicit, but stands for something which cannot be made clear.
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