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La persona como creatura

Abstract : Emmanuel Housset's paper is an effort to revitalize the concept of 'person' for contemporary philosophy and phenomenology To this end the author looks to show how little by little the understanding of 'person' took on a different meaning to that of 'character' or "right bearing individual". It is in authors such as St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas that a different approach is found, one that puts emphasis on the relational and responsive character of a person, rather than on the autonomous and auto telic dimension. According to Housset, such a dimension appears together with the idea of the person as a creation, and in opposition to the idea of the rational individual, that is his own master. The emotional dimension and the personality that is awoken by the many figures of alterity are some of the dimensions of the person that the author analyzes, based on examining the flesh, passions, memory historicity and love.
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Emmanuel Housset. La persona como creatura. Teología y Vida, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2010, 51 (1-2), pp.161-178. ⟨10.4067/S0049-34492010000100007⟩. ⟨hal-02141283⟩



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