MAN AND PHILOSOPHY. ON BARBARA SKARGA'S LATE PHILOSOPHY (Czlowiek i metafizyka. O póznej filozofii Barbary Skargi)
The following article is an attempt to demonstrate Barbara Skarga's thought. Her philosophy - particularly her later philosophy - focuses on metaphysical inquires, among which the most important are inquiries about man. The author uses the term 'inquiries' because Skarga's philosophy is open and undogmatic, receptive and inconclusive; there is no room for certain answers and ultimate statements. In spite of this, it is not a relative or postmodern philosophy. Although Skarga rejects the idea that we are able to reach the ultimate truth, she does not reject the idea that we ought to look for it. Metaphysical notions (particularly the notions of human being and the identity of man) are a puzzle. Nevertheless, puzzling over these notions and questions teaches us to respect mystery - the mystery of man and the mystery of existence - and this makes our life better.
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