Category of "man" is represented in the scientific literature or through sense or as an abstraction. Meaning something is always subjective product. Any abstraction is both subjective and pointless. Below are some typical examples of the proposed definitions of the category "man".
"Man - a being that embodies the highest step of the development of life, the subject of socio-historical activity".
"Man - a reasonable animal, i.e.: as anything the animals but additionally: be able speaking and to accumulate experience (cultural), the transforming and purposeful (free)". Here is interesting observation. The local titmouses in the UK learned to get yogurt and cream from bottles. Hawkers usually leave bottles before the door. Birds made holes in the covers, which were made of foil and access to the dainty was obtained. Here we see and experience and goal-setting, but it's still a titmouse, and not man.
"Man - a fundamental category of philosophy, which is the semantic center of almost any philosophical of a system." Here it should be noted an appeal to the sense, and not to the content. And it is relation to the "fundamental category"!
Such definitions we cannot to accept. First, these structures have not of content and it has exorbitant uncertainty. Secondly, the systematic organization of man is represented as a system with fuzzy properties. Besides, as Gödel showed, for exhaustive formalization of systems of such level organization we need a language and conceptual apparatus of a higher level of organization than the one that has people.
In the "Encyclopedia of the systemic knowledges" (2006), I proposed a definition of the category of "man", "Man - is systemic category, denoting of the having developed consciousness, which passed the stage of socialization." Category "consciousness" had been presented earlier in one of my posts.
Man - the only kind at his level of systemic organization. The Informational mechanism of this level of organization - is the systemic synthesis of the developed brain and the external memory. External memory - this is system of the symbolic and sign reflection of himself and the environment in itself and of itself in the environment.
During the process of development of living organisms on the planet number of species formed within each of the five stages of evolution decreases exponentially.
Man has next status of in the zootaxy: kingdom Animalia (animals), class Mammalia (mammals), order Primates (Primates), the genus Homo (man), since Homo sapiens sapiens or Homo sapiens L. (Homo sapiens).
Epithet of "reasonable" in the definition of man is not correct. History of human relations in the organization of social life and his relationship with Nature this reflects.