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Autorytet i jego struktura aksjologiczna
Authority and Its Axiological Structure

Author(s): Andrzej M. de Tchorzewski
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Adult Education, Higher Education
Published by: Uniwersytet Ignatianum w Krakowie
Keywords: authority; knowledge; relationship; model;values;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this article is to show one of the possible meanings of the term authority in the modern language of the humanities. The basis for this was a synthetic display of the variability of meanings of this term, and on the other – an attempt to analyze the structure of authority from the axiological perspective. This typologization was used as a particular methodological and logical procedure and was the basis for constructing a theoretical model of authority. As a result of the analysis, it was recognized that the basic values that generate the phenomenon of human authority are values such as wisdom, honesty, freedom and credibility ascribed and perceived as the virtues of persons recognized in the interpersonal relationships as the authority. The study that has been carried out allows us to assume that authority as a phenomenon is a multitheoretical category, to which can be attributed many qualities and properties, and its use also serves to aid the communication and cultural interpretation of one of the important humanistic factors in the recognition of behavior and interpersonal relationships.

  • Issue Year: 20/2017
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 187-212
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Polish