Toward a Postmodern Recovery of “Person”

In his encyclical letter on Faith and Reason, the late Pope John Paul II pointed out that the “delicate question” of what means “postmodernity” for philosophy requires that we start with a clear understanding of what defines philosophical modernity.1 And in philosophy, “modernity” means the “turn to the subject”, especially as came to be thematized under the moniker “epistemology”, or “theory of knowledge”, especially as the Rationalism and Empiricism of early modern philosophy came to be synthesized and systematized in the work of Immanuel Kant.