Grzegorz Hołub

Wojtyła on Persons and Consciousness

Article
19/1 - Spring 2014, pages 43–60
Date of online publication: 21 février 2015
Date of publication: 21 février 2015

Abstract

Karol Wojtyła developed an interesting model of human consciousness. He also demonstrated how vital the role is that consciousness plays in the process of becoming a person. His project encompasses such theses as the following: that consciousness is not a semi-autonomous subject, that it is not an intentional power, that it has both a receptive and an experiencing / interiorizing character, and that it must be distinguished from knowledge and self-knowledge. In this paper, I try to show how all these claims fit together. I also examine some of his more controversial theses—especially his claim about the non-intentionality of consciousness.

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Hołub, Grzegorz. "Wojtyła on Persons and Consciousness." Forum Philosophicum 19, no. 1 (2014): 43–60. doi:10.5840/forphil201419112

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