The role of will in constructing the new „personality” concept in the context of refocusing away from the „soul ” concept . Peter John Olivi and John Duns Scotus Cover Image
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Ролята на волята за изграждане на новото понятие „персоналност“ в контекста на изместване на фокуса от понятието „душа“. Пиер Жан Оливи и Джон Дънс Скот
The role of will in constructing the new „personality” concept in the context of refocusing away from the „soul ” concept . Peter John Olivi and John Duns Scotus

Author(s): Gergana Dineva
Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophy of Middle Ages, Early Modern Philosophy
Published by: Издателство »Изток-Запад«
Keywords: personality; person; Self; identity; Scholasticism; Duns Scotus; Peter John Olivi; history of ideas.

Summary/Abstract: The paper formulates the problem of the philosophical genesis of the „personality“ concept, as it shows that it’s genealogy goes back to the scholastic period of the Latin Middle Ages, far beyond the common understanding, that it’s purely invention of Modernity.Thus, the text is divided into two main parts. The first one is more general and briefly looks to prove that the philosophical problem of the „person” concept arises from the purely Christian debate on the status of the Trinity, i.e. in the context of the theological triadological dispute. This circumstance makes the modern „Self” concept„impregnated” with the meanings of persona, constructed within the early and later medieval schools of thought. The second part of the text goes deeper into analysis of the first major medieval text,applying the concept of „person” and further – that one of „personality”– mainly to the human being, not so much to the Divine Persons – the famous question 57 of Peter John Olivi’s "Quaestiones in secundum librum sententiarum". We are explicating the details of Olivi’s definition of human person and it’s applications within the framework of medieval anthropology, with an accent on the important role of self-reflection as a condition to persona, as far as it guarantees the human being the value of his personal actions as free, autonomous and – in this line of thought – dignifying.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 23
  • Page Range: 151-174
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Bulgarian