“Metaphysics of Modesty”. A central aspect to the phylosophy of the body in Wojtyla’s “Love and responsability”


María Fernanda Balmaseda


Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 59, Issue 140 (jul-dec), 2010, pages 541-555




Wojtyla proposses to explain the essential relationship between value, action and subject through an integrated model of phenomenological analysis and the ontological perspective. The phylosophy of the body is central to the anthropological conception of Wojtyla’s Love and Responsability. Modesty functions as a pivotal element between the being of the person and its love expression: sexual modesty is the modesty of the person, in which all sexual morality is justified. It therefor requires a metaphysical interpretation –epistemic, ontological and ethical– that exceeds the phenomenological in terpretation. The analysis made by Scheler is a valid point of departure.

Key words:

sexual modesty, love, person, phylosophy of the body



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