Errant Man: The Importance of Cosmological Models in Culture

Iryna Droboskok
2019 Filosofiâ i Kosmologiâ  
The author considers the meanings of the term "errant man" in the paper. The birth of man is his abandonment in being and wandering in it. It is important that wandering in being have direction, the source that drives man, forms the authenticity existence. Based on the ideas of Heidegger, the author argues that such a source for "errant man" is "Lichtung". "Lichtung" is the light that guides man in being, which warns wandering from delusion, thereby keeps it within the bounds of authenticity
more » ... stence. An important place in establishing "Lichtung" is occupied by cosmological models that reveal the true place of man in the scale of the cosmos. The author considers The "Evolving Matter" theory as "Lichtung", namely, how a particular cosmological model performs the functions of light that drives man, directs his activity and expands the boundaries of self-realization. Cosmological models integrate culture into cosmic processes; concentrate in themselves knowledge, which in Plato's terms provide "ascent to the Divine.
doi:10.29202/phil-cosm/23/8 fatcat:wahhvht6uratpi2umnirmnupam