Citing the following passage, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations attributes the phrase, "Man is a social animal," to Baruch Spinoza:
"Yet it rarely happens that men live in obedience to reason, for things are so ordered among them, that they are generally envious and troublesome one to another. Nevertheless they are scarcely able to lead a solitary life, so that the definition of man as a social animal has met with general assent ; in fact, men do derive from social life much more convenience than injury."
-Ethics, IV, proposition 35:note
The notion of man as a social animal may have originated with Aristotle:
"Hence it is evident that the state is a creation of nature and that man by nature is a political animal."
The adjective that Aristotle used to describe man in Greek is 'politikos' which is where we get the English word political. For this reason, 'politikos' is often translated as political, however the actual Greek meaning was a little deeper. 'Politikos' came from the Greek word 'polis' meaning city-state. To be 'politikos' was to be a member of the 'polis' or a citizen. Being a citizen, while certainly implying participation in various political responsibilities, was more about being a part of society; contributing to the good of the whole. In this way, the meaning of 'politikos' more resembles the English word social than political.
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Without a past (History), there can be no future. The Question should be - How long is "Now"? Maybe, to learn from the mistakes of the past? Though it's very clear that we are not learning . . .In line with the above someone once said 'the thing we learn from history is that we don't learn from history.'Someone else said that history is 'His-Story' i.e. Jesus Christs.
Africa is said to be the continent where humans originated from. Archeologists have found remains dating back from ancient times to back up this theory.
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Aristotle was the one who said that man is a social animal. Nicomachaen Ethics.
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It was Aristotle that said man is a social animal. He also said that if a person doesn't need to be social and doesn't partake of society, he must either be a beast or a god.
Aristotle said, "Man is a social animal." The actual quote is "Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not by accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual."
Most people live as part of social groups. There are very few hermits in any part of the world.
Aristotle By karan jain
He has said once in an interview or something that if he could be any animal, he would be a cat because he likes to explore. That is the closest to his favorite animal I can get you, hun.
He once said on tv that its a gorilla. He said it was illegal to have a gorilla as a pet so he got a chimp named Bubbles.