Pico's Hierarchy Of The Food Chain

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Pico was a philosopher living from 1463-1994. He focused mainly on humanism because he lived in the Renaissance period. He believed that the orientation of human dignity was important. This idea focused on speech and discussion topics. He talked about the Great Chain of Being. This chain represented the natural hierarchy of things in the world. This hierarchy cannot be changed, and it can be related back to Aristotle and putting things into categories. At the top of this chain is God. Succeeding below God lies angles, humans, big animals, simple animals, big plants, simple plants, and rocks or other nonliving things, in that order. This hierarchy very much resembles the food chain as we know it today. In the world, a thing’s purpose can be
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