Antropologiczno-metafizyczne konsekwencje nietomistycznego rozumienia duszy ludzkiej na przykładzie wybranych problemów

Studia Gilsoniana. 2020;9(1):63-85 DOI 10.26385/SG.090103


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Journal Title: Studia Gilsoniana

ISSN: 2300-0066 (Print); 2577-0314 (Online)

Publisher: International Étienne Gilson Society

Society/Institution: International Étienne Gilson Society Address: Holy Apostles College & Seminary 33 Prospect Hill Road, Cromwell, CT 06416-2027, USA E-mail: [email protected]

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Speculative philosophy: Metaphysics

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: Polish, French, English, Spanish

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Konrad Lampart (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 26 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

"Anthropological and Metaphysical Consequences of Non-Thomistic Understanding of the Human Soul: Selected Problems": The article is aimed to show how the non-Thomistic understanding of the human soul determine the understanding of the human being. The author discusses the following problems: 1) delayed animation, 2) the reductionist idea of the human soul (Descartes and William James), and 3) anima separata. All reductionist approaches to the soul necessarily lead to a limitation or negation of the subjectivity of the human person. In turn, the absolutization of the human spirit leads to a dualistic or idealistic vision of the human being. The proposition of St. Thomas Aquinas, in the light of which the human soul is necessarily assigned to the body, shows an integral image of man, confirmed in his external and internal experience.