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Selected aspects of the instances of convergence and divergence between yoga and the anthropology of the West

Author(s): Mirosław Harciarek
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Sociology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: yoga; philosophical anthropology; the anthropology of yoga; Karol Wojtyła
Summary/Abstract: The work features an attempt at comparing the concept of man, which was developed by the system of yoga, with the approach to this problem offered by the cultureof the West. Attention was directed to the convergence of these propositions, within which the bi-aspectual understanding of man and a phenomenological approach to the cognition of his psyche was classified, whereas the differences within these systems include anthropocentric, subjective and soteriological understanding of man within the framework of the system of yoga and the natural science and a third-person approach to the study of man proposed by scholarship developed in the West. A comparison of the systems that are discussed indicates, on the one hand, the complementary nature of these approaches, and on the other hand the anthropological universals which are visible in the instances of convergence of these perspectives. The latter is pointed out in the conclusion.

  • Page Range: 149-156
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish