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Stanisław A. WargackiCorresponding author

Stanisław Kowalczyk. Wolność naturą i prawem człowieka, Indywidualny i społeczny wymiar wolności [Freedom - A Human's Nature and One's Right. The Individual and Social Aspects of Freedom]

Article
7 – 2002, pages 260-262
Date of online publication: 30 November 2020
Date of publication: 30 November 2002

Abstract

The book by professor Stanisław Kowalczyk, renowned scholar in the field of social philosophy, is, without doubt, one of the most important studies on the idea of freedom. The concept of freedom is as old as mankind. It has many meanings and has been interpreted in many different ways. For instance, we also have the word „liberty," which means „freedom or right" and is synonymous with the word freedom, which means „the condition of being free." The author indicates that in our times the notion of freedom is most frequently used; however, it is often misused or deceptive. Mass media and people of all walks of life talk of liberty; everyone talks of freedom and, for many, it is the highest value. Longing for freedom is rooted in the heart of every human being, for freedom is an existential correlate and the fulfilment of the rational human being. The semantic confusion about the notion of freedom leads to many misuses of the concept. Personalism, as a philosophical concept in which a person stands in the centre of all discussion, serves as a framework for the author's delineation on the concept of freedom. He further states that the appropriate understanding of this value is possible in the context of the personalistic interpretation of a human being. This is the focus of this informative and insightful book.

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Wargacki, Stanisław A. "Stanisław Kowalczyk. Wolność naturą i prawem człowieka, Indywidualny i społeczny wymiar wolności [Freedom - A Human's Nature and One's Right. The Individual and Social Aspects of Freedom]." Forum Philosophicum 7 (2002): 260–2. doi:10.35765/forphil.2002.0701.16.