Philosophical Anthropology (wykład) - 2019/2020
dr hab. Arkadiusz Gudaniec prof. KUL
Faculty of Philosophy - Instytut Filozofii
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The lecture should be efficient background for further researches about the man and the ways he acts, especially when he is being examined in context of philosophy, psychology and cultural anthropology. The lecture aims at presenting the integral understanding of a man (as a psychophysical unity) against various interpretation of reducing character. A mistake in understanding the man reflects in misunderstanding as to all kinds of the human culture-creating activities.
Course content description
The whole lecture is divided into three parts, in which philosophical problems of man are to be presented in historical order and systematically.
Part one is dedicated first to present the ways the man problem can be considered in and then to put stress on the specifics of the philosophical way of dealing with the question. Further, there will be presented various conceptions of how to understand the man which happened to appear along the history of philosophy (beginning from the primitive (or religious) ones up to the contemporary ones) and also some of the off-philosophy interpretations of the fact of the human (as the product of the nature, for example, or these which were proposed on the ground of the cultural anthropology).
Part two consists in analyzing the structure of human being, including: the problem of explication of self as the subject of all human acts whatsoever, the conception of soul as the substantial form and act of existence of man (immaterial and immortal) and the case of human body as the co-factor constituting the man and his functions.
Part three concerns the foundations of understanding the man as a person and the characteristics of what kind of being is person. Basing on the above-mentioned, the next issues will be taken into consideration, such as human cognition, moral activity and the culture and society as created by man.
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Required reading list
Primary sources: M. A. Krąpiec, Ja-człowiek, Lublin 2005; W. Pannenberg, Kim jest człowiek, Paryż 1978; M. A. Krąpiec, Człowiek jako osoba, Lublin 2009; M. A. Krąpiec, Psychologia racjonalna, Lublin 1996.
Secondary sources: M. Krąpiec, Ludzka wolność i jej granice, Lublin 2004; A. Gehlen, W kręgu antropologii i psychologii społecznej, Warszawa 2001; K. Wojtyła, Osoba i czyn oraz inne studia antropologiczne, Lublin 1994; E. Rohde, Psyche. Kult duszy i wiara w nieśmiertelność u starożytnych Greków, przeł. J. Kopania, Kęty 2007; G. Haeffner, Wprowadzenie do antropologii filozoficznej, Kraków 2006; S. Kamiński, Naukowa, filozoficzna i teologiczna wizja człowieka, w: tenże, Jak filozofować?, Lublin 1989, s. 279-291.
Field of study: Philosophy
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Year I - Semester 2
Number of ECTS credits: 4
Form of assessment: Examination