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Destined for Liberty

The Human Person in the Philosophy of Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II

Jaroslaw Kupczak, O.P.

Publication Year: 2010

In this compelling new work, Jaroslaw Kupczak, O.P., presents a complete introduction to John Paul II's theory of the human person

Published by: The Catholic University of America Press

Cover

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p. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. iii-v

Contents

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p. vii-vii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

Gratitude and appreciation are due to many in the preparation of this book. First of all I would like to thank Carl A. Anderson, former Dean of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, for his support and friendship during my studies there. I am grateful ...

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Introduction: The Christian Philosophy of John Paul

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pp. xi-xxiii

Unless many recent conversations around the country mislead me, intelligent Catholics in significant numbers seem not to be on the same wavelength as Pope John Paul II. In some ways this is odd, because intelligent Catholics usually like an intelligent and articulate pope, and this ...

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1. Prologue

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pp. 1-5

In the year 1994, Time magazine chose Pope John Paul II as its "Man of the Year." Time explained its choice, noting that the Pope's popular book and his unpopular diplomacy ... share one philosophical core: "It always goes ...

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2. The Early Writings

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pp. 6-47

Between July 1948 and September 1949, Wojtyla worked as a parish priest in the small village Niegowić south of Cracow. Then he returned to Cracow, where he served for two years as an associate pastor in St. Florian's parish. On September 1, 1951, the new ...

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3. The Methodology

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pp. 48-94

As we have seen, Wojtyla's early writings indicate that he was conversant with the history of European philosophy. He knew Plato and Aristotle, was familiar with the Christian philosophy of St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, and moved knowledgeably among ...

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4. Consiousness and Efficacy

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pp. 95-112

The phenomenon of human efficient causality reveals itself most completely in the conscious act of the person.l Thus, in The Acting Person, Wojtyla's analysis of human causality is preceded by his theory of consciousness. Wojtyla's treatment of human consciousness ...

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5. Transcendence and Integration

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pp. 113-141

Etymologically, transcendence means to go beyond a threshold or boundary (transcendere). Wojtyla points out that in the domain of human action, transcendence has two different dimensions, horizontal and vertical. The former refers to a situation in ...

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6. Conclusions

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pp. 142-152

The subject if this book this book, the human person as the efficient cause of his own action, locates the very center of Wojtyla's philosophy. One reason for this is the intrinsic unity and constant interrelation of anthropology and ethics in the thought of Wojtyla. In his ...

Bibliography

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pp. 153-161

Index

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pp. 163-169

Production Notes

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p. 171-171


E-ISBN-13: 9780813220659
Print-ISBN-13: 9780813209852

Page Count: 197
Publication Year: 2010

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  • John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005 -- Philosophy.
  • Agent (Philosophy) -- History -- 20th century.
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