As well as many natural phenomena, the man was rank in question and turned object research (or, if to want, research problem). However, to think and to take conclusions regarding the man are a little different of the other phenomena, therefore it is not only to knowledge of the studied object, but also about self-knowledge. Moreover, we are ahead of a very ambiguous animal, difficult conceptual definition. None another animal presented, in all natural history, a so inclined character the changes how much the man.
We can compare as many men of distant cultures how much those that divide the same culture: much more wide of what the other animals, between a man and another one have a clamorous difference, and such difference exceeds the organic limits; it is present in each decision that the man is capable to consider, through its personal or relative conceptions to the culture which it is part. For better understanding of the concept of the man it seems us of much importance to trace a description with some conceptions thought about elapsing of history of the philosophy, since such research is not only sent to the cassirerianas reflections, but to the problems considered for a Philosophical Anthropology. We could make a long research on the conceptions of man leaving of the old eastern philosophies, of millenarian tradition, that also would be of great importance to understand the phenomenon human, but the main objective of this recapitulation is to catch the basic aspects that had influenced the boarding of the symbolic animal man while, and, therefore, it will be more reasonable to initiate for the old Greeks, only searching some basic concepts to enrich reflections of posterior paragraphs. To speak on the conceptions conceived in Greece Old perhaps either the task most arduous, therefore we have an old and very peculiar culture here.