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La dramatique de la personne ou l'ipséité comme paradoxe

Abstract : The term “person” has become very abstract today, even in personalism, and it is necessary to give it a new status. This has been made possible by the method of phenomenology, which alone can be attentive to the identity of the person compared with the identity of thing. Contrary to the juridical concept of person, and contrary to the philosophy of personal identity since Locke, Husserl shows how the personal identity is not simply our past identity formed by the memory, but that it is the present identity that the subject develops over time, in bodily life and in will. Heidegger goes a step further in the analysis of the concrete character of the person by showing that prior to the subject that forms itself, the person is his being who discovers his own possibilities from what he experiences in life; the person thus becomes what he has to be. It is therefore possible, by freeing the self from all ideas of constancy, to find the rational and responsive dimension of the person which was at the center of medieval philosophy.
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Emmanuel Housset. La dramatique de la personne ou l'ipséité comme paradoxe. Les études philosophiques, Presses Universitaires de France, 2007, Personne et ipséité, 2 (81), pp.215-233. ⟨10.3917/leph.072.0215⟩. ⟨hal-02138125⟩



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