„Grzech” jako element genezy kultury
"Original Sin" as a Model Element of the Genesis of Culture

Author(s): Tomasz Kupś
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej
Keywords: original sin; the genesis of culture; German philosophy; Bible; Kant; Schiller; Herder; Schelling

Summary/Abstract: The article briefly presents the meaning of “original sin” in the models of anthropogenesis (and the genesis of culture) in the historiosophical writings of German philosophers, such as Kant, Schiller, Schelling and others. The analysis focuses on the normative character of proposed hypotheses (as answers to questions concerning the source of evil, the origin of humanity and culture). It is also possible (although in a very limited scope) to trace a certain interpretative tendency to change the strictly model and normative use of the assumption of “original sin” into a description of the supposed real primitive state of humankind.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 9-18
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish