Can a Person Exist? Me and Personality: Disintegration
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CZY OSOBA ISTNIEJE? „Ja” i osobowość – dezintegracja i transcendencja
Can a Person Exist? Me and Personality: Disintegration and Transcendence

Author(s): Tadeusz Kobierzycki
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Psychology of Self
Published by: Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II - Instytut Jana Pawła II, Wydział Filozofii
Keywords: I; personality disintegration; transcendence; existence

Summary/Abstract: Within the dynamic theory put forward by Kazimierz Dąbrowski (1902-1980) personality is given and set in the plane of immanence: personality is developing. This growth is conditioned by the fact that personality is characterized by transcendence potentials. It is these potentials that allow personality to overcome its ontological defi cits which arise in situations of: birth, development, deficiency, disintegration, crisis, and sickness, even death. It is by the power of transcendence that personality is protected against total disintegration. This power may be identified with the force of life, health, resurrection, and even salvation. A psychosomatic being strives towards the physically unconditioned and thus towards the metaphysical. In order to provide a complete picture of the theory of personality—conceived of as a form of human being—it is indispensable to consider the most important positions in philosophy and psychology related to the analysis of existence.

  • Issue Year: 29/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 75-95
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish