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Miłość – między pragnieniem a tabu
Love – between desire and taboo

Author(s): Sławomir Sztobryn
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: education; philosophy of education; love; taboo
Summary/Abstract: Sex and sexuality are an element of human primal identity. The culture that cameafter the age of matriarchy began to diminish the magical and also natural value ofa woman. One form of deprecating this female energy were and still are all kinds oftaboos. The taboo’s regulatory nature is obvious, human sexuality has becomeperhaps the first and certainly the eternal subject of restrictions. The article presentstwo outstanding concepts – those of B. Russell and K. H. Deschner – distant from eachother in time, but both revealing bigotry and ambivalence of words and deeds ofpeople representing taboo control institutions. Taboo perceived as a set of imposedand simultaneously heteronomous norms is becoming increasingly distant from thequality of life of people in the modern world, in which civilized societies tend toincrease the autonomy of the subject along with his responsibility for the ethicalnature of his own behaviour.

  • Page Range: 15-23
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish