Ethical Man 07 – Ethical Development

In the Emergence Of Ethical Man (Meotzar Horav) Rabbi Soloveitchik discusses ‘The Emergence of Sin’ (p.95ff).

The demonic personality expresses itself in a change in man’s personality.

Rav Soloveitchik brings Santayana, Nietsche and Bergson as his sources.

Rabbi Triebitz claims that Rabbi Soloveitchik draws inspiration from Ernst Cassirer and especially his book An Essay on Man: An Introduction to a Philosophy of Human Culture

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