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2009 | 37 | 4 | 13-25
Article title

RARIONALISM AND HUMANISM. BARBARA SKARGA'S PHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTIONS (Racjonalizm I humanizm. Wokól filozoficznych refleksji Barbary Skargi)

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PL
Abstracts
EN
The following article attempts to present Barbara Skarga's view on the problem of rationality. Having analyzed three main ideas of rationality - metaphysical, technological and scientistic - Skarga shows their hidden non-rational bases. Above all, however, she demystifies uncritically approved opinions about their current value. Apart from what is valuable, rationality also contains possible threats. The possible consequences of a narrowly understood rationality are the objectification of the subject, the expression of reality in quantitative categories, the elimination of oneness, narrow practicism, and a conception of utility that may lead to violence and rape. What Skarga opposes to this is the concept of humanism, with its respect for oneness and difference, a concept of humanism that includes broadly construed abstractness with room for intuition, feelings, value and what is nondiscursive.
Year
Volume
37
Issue
4
Pages
13-25
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Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Damian Michalowski, Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy w Poznaniu, Katedra Nauk Spolecznych, ul.Wojska Polskiego 28, 60-637 Poznan, Poland
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10PLAAAA074315
YADDA identifier
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