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Dusza ludzka w kontekście klasycznego i współczesnego hylemorfizmu
The Human Soul According to Classical and Contemporary Hylomorphism

Author(s): Mariusz Tabaczek
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Philosophy, Special Branches of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: human soul; analytic hylomorphism; classical hylomorphism; the human soul’s intellectual powers; William Jaworski; dusza ludzka; hylemorfizm analityczny; hylemorfizm klasyczny

Summary/Abstract: Proponents of Aristotelian and Thomistic classical and contemporary (analytic) thought traditionally support and discuss hylomorphism and the concept of the human soul as a human being’s substantial form. Recently, however, the number of proponents of hylomorphism among analytic metaphysicists (whose field is not connected with classical thought) has been increasing. This article examines the relationship between the new analytic understanding of hylomorphism and the classical definition of this concept. This article also takes up the issue of how these two understandings of hylomorphism apply to the current debate on the relationship between the mind and body and how they relate to the concept of the human soul.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 127-145
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish