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Karol Wojtyla's Personalist Philosophy


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Miguel Acosta is assistant professor of philosophy, Universad CEU San Pablo, Madrid. Adrian J. Reimers is adjunct assistant professor of philosophy, University of Notre Dame.


"We have Acosta's and Reimers's work, which provides an exceptional guide to the meaning of Person and Act, carefully analyzing Wojtyla's philosophical stance. The authors also go beyond their interpretive reading of Person and Act to give us a more comprehensive look at Wojtyla's philosophical views, which is so necessary in understanding Pope John Paul's theological writings... The study of Wojtyla's philosophy is not easy, but it is made much more manageable by Acosta and Reimers... Acosta's and Reimers's book will serve as an aid to both religious students and budding philosophers. Both disciplines are brought together in an understandable way. The book is recommended for all academic libraries."--Arnold Rzepecki, Catholic Library World

"Because of these difficulties in accessing Wojtyla's mature philosophical work, Acosta and Reimers's new volume is a welcome companion Acosta and Reimers have certainly made a valuable contribution Acosta and Reimers have in this patient and careful study helped to unlock these insights latent in Wojtyla's philosophical project. I warmly commend the book to those interested in learning more about the thought of the man who became St. John Paul II. If we want to uncover the riches of modern Catholic Social Teaching, we need to understand his philosophical anthropology, and Acosta and Reimers have provided us with its most detailed exposition to date."--Benjamin Paulus, University of Aberdeen, Studies in Christian Ethics "Karol Wojtyla's Personalist Philosophy reflects on a great theologian's understanding of the human person and human actions, and John Paul II is a paragon of the ezamined life. For many Christians, he is the cornerstone of their faith lives, and this book not only is faithful to his philosophy but is a good source of spiritual reflection."--Denn, Harrison, The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly "While there are already at least two very good books in English on Wojtyla's philosophy, Acosta and Reimers have certainly made a valuable contribution to this literature. What distinguishes their book from those is that it focuses almost entirely on Wojtyla's notoriously difficult Osoba i czyn (Acosta and Reimers insist on staying close to the Polish title, calling the book Person and Act, rather than The Acting Person)."--Paulus, Benjamin, Studies in Christian Ethics

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