López, Andrés Felipe López
January 2012
Cuestiones Teológicas;2012, Vol. 39 Issue 91, p119
Academic Journal
The main concern of Karol Wojtyla as a thinker is the quest for man, centered in the defense of the dignity of the human person. Wojtila is a thinker and a writer on Christian humanism and his style is imbued with personalistic philosophy. His writings and reflections deal with the truth about man, life and love. Through an interpretative exercise, this study describes how personalism is a valid anthropological and philosophical option nowadays, when there is a conspiracy against life as a common phenomenon. This is the analysis defended by the author of this study concerning the ontological postulates of the thinker Wojtila on human topics, and following this order of ideas, the question of "dignity" is the core issue for the Holy Father. This notion entails the personalistic norm of action which determines the condition of a person as an end not as a mean; the person has an irreducible dignity, the fundamental good in life. The focus of this article has been put on the identification of the particular humanistic vision of Karol Wojtila, as a philosopher and Highest Pontiff of the Church.


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