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Robert Spaemann's Philosophy of the Human Person

Nature, Freedom, and the Critique of Modernity

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Robert Spaemann's Philosophy of the Human Person by Holger Zaborowski
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The German philosopher Robert Spaemann provides an important contribution to a number of contemporary debates in philosophy and theology, opening up possibilities for conversation between these disciplines. He engages in a dialogue with classical and contemporary positions and often formulates important and original insights which lie beyond common alternatives. In this study Holger Zaborowski provides an analysis of the most important features of Spaemann's philosophy and shows the unity of his thought. The question 'Who is a person?' is of increasing significance: Are all human beings persons? Are there animals that can be considered persons? What does it mean to speak of personal identity and of the dignity of the person? Spaemann provides an answer to these questions: Every human being, he argues, is a person and, therefore, 'has' his nature in freedom. In order to understand the person, Spaemann explains, we have to think about the relation between nature and freedom and avoid the reductive accounts of this relation prevalent in important strands of modern thought. Spaemann develops a challenging critique of modernity, incorporating analysis of modern anti-modernisms and showing that these are also subject to a dialectical development, perpetuating the problematic shortcomings of many features of modern reasoning. If we do not want to abolish ourselves as persons, Spaemann reasons, we need to find a way of understanding ourselves that evades the dialectic of modernity. Thus, he reminds his readers of 'self-evident' knowledge: insights that we have once already known, but tend to forget.

Author Biography

Holger Zaborowski studied philosophy, theology, and Classics at Freiburg, Basel, Cambridge, and Oxford Universities. His main research interests include German idealism, 20th century German philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of religion. He has published widely in these areas and also on many theological questions. He is co-editor of the Heidegger-Jahrbuch and of Interpretationen und Quellen. He currently teaches at the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Release date Australia
February 4th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
304
Dimensions
162x240x22
ISBN-13
9780199576777
Product ID
3539329

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