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Robert Spaemann's Philosophy of the Human Person: Nature, Freedom, and the Critique of Modernity

Holger Zaborowski


The German philosopher Robert Spaemann provides an important contribution to a number of contemporary debates in philosophy and theology, opening up possibilities for conversation between these disciplines. He engages in a dialogue with classical and contemporary positions and often formulates important and original insights that lie beyond common alternatives. This study provides an analysis of the most important features of Spaemann's philosophy and shows the unity of his thought. The question ‘Who is a person?’ is of increasing significance: Are all human beings persons? Are there animals t ... More

Keywords: Robert Spaemann, human beings, nature, freedom, modernity, persons, self-evident knowledge, personal identity, dignity, modern thought

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199576777
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576777.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Holger Zaborowski, author
Assistant Professor, School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.