Problem ciała i przyszłość ludzkości, czyli na co komu filozofia w XX wieku
The problem of the body and the future of a mankind what is the the contemporary philosophy for?
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The ten-year duration of the new century, moving away from the end of the twentieth century, inspire to reflection on the impact of modern thought on the shape of the life of modern societies. It pressing for the question, important from the standpoint of philosophy, if the ordinary mind reflects the knowledge, manifested in the way that they live in the community? In short, the issue will be about human self-understanding as it is developed through anthropological reflection of contemporary life and its shape. In my essay I’m trying to show the consequences of the new approach of understanding of the concept of the body, which was developed in the twentieth century. This approach is reflected in the ethical kind of demands. For this purpose, I use both Nietzsche’s, Merleau-Ponty’s and Sartre’s concept of bodiness and reflections on the future of humanity developed by Arendt. My conclusion is that the desubstantialisation of the body is associated with the ethical postulate of concern for the world.
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