Observe that the philosophical system based on the axiom of the primacy of
existence (i.e., on recognizing the absolutism of reality) led to the
recognition of man’s identity and rights. But the philosophical systems
based on the primacy of consciousness (i.e., on the seemingly megalomaniacal
notion that nature is whatever man wants it to be) lead to the view that man
possesses no identity, that he is infinitely flexible, malleable, usable and
disposable. Ask yourself why.