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Special Issue - Rethinking Philosophical Anthropology
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-22, 00:43 authored by Benjamine, A, Jeffery MalpasJeffery Malpas
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.
Publication titleInternational Journal of Philosophical Studies
Department/SchoolSchool of Humanities
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Ltd
Place of publication4 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, England, Oxfordshire, Ox14 4Rn