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The Self-Affirmation and Self-Criticism of Human Subject

Author(s): Ľuboš Rojka
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Theology and Religion
Published by: Teologická fakulta Trnavskej univerzity
Keywords: epiphenemnalism;self-affirmation;consciousness;Bernard Lonergan

Summary/Abstract: Self-critiism and intorspective self-examination is important for self-improvement of each human subject. Epiphenomenological tendences in scientific investigations of consciousness encourage the idea that our conscius states, intentionality, and free decisions are not such as we experience them. B. Lonergan is critical to such attempts and points to deeper elements of undeniable conscious activities. Cognitive human activity directs neuronal physical impulses and biological functional schemes of the nervous system and integrates them into ist own rational representations and goals. In cognitive configurations, a pure desire for objective knowledge, unbiased evaluation, and authenticity of the knower play an important role. The aim of scientific research is rather an explanation of these states than their questioning. Without objectivity, impartiality, and authenticity, it would be impassible to distinguish what is reality and what is illusion and evaluate moral conduct.

  • Issue Year: 7/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 21-36
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Slovak