The World of Words That Makes Man Human

  • Frank G. Jennings


Man has always been trying to find out what he is. Aristotle said he was a political animal. The old church fathers said he was a religious animal. Some cynics say he is nothing but an animal. Some poets find him a little less than the angels and some suspect he is the maker of the gods. But whatever else he is, man talks. It is hard to know when he started talking, but it is certain that he has never shut up.


Vocabulary Size Church Father Intellectual Courage Public School Child Political Animal 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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  1. 1.
    Susanne K. Langer, Philosophy in a New Key, New York: Mentor Books, 1948, p. 83.Google Scholar
  2. 3.
    A. F. Watts, The Language and Mental Development of Children. London: D. C. Heath, 1944, pp. 37–38.Google Scholar

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© Teachers College, Columbia University 1965

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