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PHILOSOPHY | OF MAN: LEARN THE BASIC \ & JERWIN M. mann PHILOSOPHY OF MAN Jerwin Mahaguay Philippine Copyright, 2011 ISBN: 978-971-0577-16-3 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means - whether virtual, electronics, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise- without the permission of the authors and the publisher. HisGoPhil Publishing House, Inc. 272 - Sto. Domingo I, Capas, Tarlac TIN: 006-872-050 E-Mail: hisgophilpublishing@yahoo.com Website: www.hisgophil.com Mobile no. 0939-1923-964 FOREWORD ——_— — Learn the basic! This is an imperative in the process of learning and beyond. One cannot go beyond without understanding the ground principles. As human beings aim to become wise, he/she should first have the knowledge and apply it to his/her personal experiences, and this results to wisdom. Philosophy is a must! It is a very wrong contention that Philosophy is only for selected few. As philosophy is the science of all things through their first causes under the light of the natural reason, it ushers every human person to dwell on the three levels of his relationship: intrapersonal, his relationship with himself; interpersonal, his relationship with others; and metapersonal, his relationship with the divine. Thus, everyone is invited to learn Philosophy for Philosophy Is Life! Neophyte Jerwin Mahaguay’s The Philosophy of Man: Learn the Basic, a textbook intended forinon-Philosophy majors, is a great tool in materializing my standpoints raised above. The book is basically divided into two, a historical survey of both the Western and Eastern Philosophies, and their application to real life experiences and situations. Given the limited time of one semester or five months of learning the course, Mahaguay critically selected some representatives from different ages of western philosophy and reflectively chose important tenets from Eastern Philosophy. Notably is his inclusion of the being-developed Filipino Philosophy, thus a good contribution to its promotion and growth. Furthermore, the book offers carefully selected human ii