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In coming closer to nature, man shows himself superior to it. As a mere part of nature, man's existence would be a series of isolated phenomena. All life would proceed from and depend on contact with the outside world. ---->>>

Nature, of course, has its share in the life of the soul and in numerous manifestations deeply influences human life. But this natural life of the soul is peripheral, mere appendix to the material phenomena of nature. ---->>>

Technological progress becomes even more exciting when it enters into the service of the social idea which demands that not only a small elite but humanity at large should profit by it. ---->>>

The transformation of environment has become the purpose of human life; life seems real only insofar as it deals with things. ---->>>

Biography

Rudolf Christoph Eucken profile (rudolf-christoph-eucken.png)
Nationality: German
Born: January 5, 1846
Birthplace: Aurich, Kingdom of Hanover, Germany
Die: 09-15, 1926
Occupation: Philosopher
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Rudolf Christoph Eucken (German: [ˈɔʏkn̩]; 5 January 1846 – 15 September 1926) was a German philosopher. He received the 1908 Nobel Prize for Literature "in recognition of his earnest search for truth, his penetrating power of thought, his wide range of vision, and the warmth and strength in presentation with which in his numerous works he has vindicated and developed an idealistic philosophy of life", after he had been nominated by a member of the Swedish Academy (wikipedia)