Different Dissolutions of the Man-and-World Problem

  • Laszlo Zsolnai
  • Istvan Kiss
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 248)

Abstract

Naturally, there is only one real world but people are not directly living in this single real world. J. Ortega y Gasset wrote that “man must ever be grounded on some beliefs, and that the structure of his life will depend primordially on the beliefs on which he is grounded”. Beliefs, “always constitute a system insofar as they are effective beliefs”. (ORTEGA Y GASSET, J. 1963: 283–284). According to this we can say that belief systems are those media by which people are able to live in the real world.

Keywords

Corn Harman 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laszlo Zsolnai
    • 1
  • Istvan Kiss
    • 2
  1. 1.Karl Marx University of EconomicsBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Bureau for Systems Analysis of the State Office for Technical DevelopmentBudapestHungary

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