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Person and Community

Selected Essays

by Theresa H. Sandok (Author)
©2008 Monographs XVI, 372 Pages
Series: Catholic Thought from Lublin, Volume 4

Summary

Human language is the only proper tool through which man’s intelligence is capable to attain the truth of reality. In deciphering the truth of reality, however, the human intelligence can establish a twofold meaning of things, namely, ‘meaning-content’ and ‘meaning-value’; the former concerning the objectivity of beings, the latter expressing the existential dimensions of human subjectivity.
In his philosophy of man and his axiology of human behavior, Karol Wojtyla tries to keep a balance between the objective and subjective truth of man conceived as a person. But, considering human nature as it is found in each and every individual person, Wojtyla tries to establish a synthesis between the language that expresses the truth of man’s beingness in his/her objectivity, and the language that unfolds various existential values of one’s own unique subjectivity.
In view of the twofold language of meaning, Karol Wojtyla was able to synthesize the traditional metaphysics of being with the contemporary axiology of human moral experience and behavior.

Details

Pages
XVI, 372
Year
2008
ISBN (Hardcover)
9780820414461
ISBN (Softcover)
9781433104633
Language
English
Tags
Ethics Personalism Family Christian ethics Catholic authors Moral and ethical aspects
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 1993, 2008. XVI, 372 pp.

Biographical notes

Theresa H. Sandok (Author)

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