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Special Issue - Rethinking Philosophical Anthropology


Benjamine, A and Malpas, J, Special Issue - Rethinking Philosophical Anthropology, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 25, (3) pp. 317-319. ISSN 0967-2559 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/09672559.2017.1321815


Although philosophical anthropology is constituted around the question of the human, which also means the being of the human, it is not the question alone that makes for the distinctiveness of philosophical anthropology, but rather the primacy that is given to that question. In this respect, philosophical anthropology appears, not just as one branch of philosophy among others, but as actually bringing with it a distinctive conception of philosophy as fundamentally concerned with the human in a way that comes before anything else. Moreover, precisely because philosophical anthropology insists on the primacy of the question of the human, so it also resists the tendency to treat the human in any reductive or eliminative fashion. The question of the human thus remains a distinct question, and the manner in which it is answered remains equally distinct.

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Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:philosophy, anthropology
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Philosophy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:121189
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-09-14
Last Modified:2018-06-18
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