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The Conception of Personality in Catholic Personalism

(Original title: Poňatie osobnosti v katolíckom personalizme)
Filozofia, 29 (1974), 3, 274-286.
Type of work: Papers and Discussions
Publication language: Slovak
The contemporary catholic philosophy is characterized by the deep inner differentiation, by the effort to integrate the elements of other philosophical systems (namely of existentialism) and first of all the domination of anthropological questions. From the point of view of the prospective development, the most significant trend consists in the catholic personalism, the central category of which is the personality. In their non-substantial conception there is the cleavage of man into the individual and the personality, by means of which they separate it from the empirically determined individual. The philosophy of activity is, for the catholic personalists, inseparably connected with the philosophy of the absolute and the notion of envolvement loses its social import. The notion of transcendence acquires the meaning of rapprochment toward the highest existence — the god. The need of communicability flows into the old Christian principle of love to one’s neighbour.
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