Person and Community: Selected Essays

Person and Community: Selected Essays

by Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla
     
 

ISBN-10: 1433104636

ISBN-13: 9781433104633

Pub. Date: 08/26/2008

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433104633
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/26/2008
Series:
Catholic Thought from Lublin
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Translator's Note
Introduction: Karol Wojtyla at the Catholic University of Lublin
Pt. 1Ethical And Moral Considerations
1The Problem of the Will in the Analysis of the Ethical Act3
2The Problem of the Separation of Experience from the Act in Ethics23
3In Search of the Basis of Perfectionism in Ethics45
4On the Directive or Subservient Role of Reason in Ethics57
5On the Metaphysical and Phenomenological Basis of the Moral Norm73
6Human Nature as the Basis of Ethical Formation95
7Ethics and Moral Theology101
8The Problem of Experience in Ethics107
9The Problem of the Theory of Morality129
Pt. 2Personalism
10Thomistic Personalism165
11On the Dignity of the Human Person177
12The Human Person and Natural Law181
13The Personal Structure of Self-Determination187
14Participation or Alienation?197
15Subjectivity and the Irreducible in the Human Being209
16The Person: Subject and Community219
17The Problem of the Constitution of Culture Through Human Praxis263
Pt. 3Marriage and the Family
18The Problem of Catholic Sexual Ethics279
19The Teaching of the Encyclical Humane Vitae on Love301
20The Family as a Community of Persons315
21Parenthood as a Community of Persons329
22Pastoral Reflections on the Family343
Index363

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