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Understanding the Person

Essays on the Personalism of Karol Wojtyła

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Grzegorz Hołub

The book deals with the philosophy of the human person as worked out by Karol Wojtyła. It presents a number of fundamental issues necessary to understand Karol Wojtyła’s personalism. Thus, first it undertakes Wojtyła’s move from the philosophy of the human being to the philosophy of the human person; second, it presents Wojtyła’s epistemological approach to the person against the background of other philosophies concerned with the human person; third, it describes the metaphysical structure of the person; four, it analyses the person’s selected faculties (consciousness, emotions); five, it presents some aspects of the action of the person (a person’s causation, or their role in dialogue); and finally, it tries to sketch the problem of personal dignity.

  1. Introduction
  2. Towards the Philosophy of the Human Person
  3. How to Know the Person?
  4. The Structure of the Person
  5. The Person and His Faculties
  6. The Person in Action
  7. The Dignity of the Person