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Podmiot osobowy w świecie współczesnym
Personal subject in the contemporary world

Author(s): Maria Straś-Romanowska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: personal subject; mental openness; reflective attitude; free will; transgression

Summary/Abstract: Drawing on anthropological philosophy, the article describes the personal subjectas well as forms of manifesting the attributes of subjectivity by a typical person who lives in contemporary individual and liberal culture. The main attributes of the personal subject are: mental openness, with special emphasis on reflective consciousness, spiritual sensitivity, free will and transgression. It was observed that in the context of cultural changes the personal attributes sometimes adopt the form of their opposites, which manifests itself as a new/another constraint, avoiding reflection or actions motivated first and foremost by pragmatic factors.

  • Issue Year: 21/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 15-25
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish