DOI: 10.30443/POI2018-0008

Re-thinking the Notion of “Person” Today

Rosaria Caldarone


This paper aims to investigate how the relationship with the Other and the rejection of this often-violent relationship affect the concept of “person”. Starting from Judith Butler’s reading of Adorno, it is possible to rework the Aristotelian notion of “good life” in search of a more inclusive definition of “person”, capable of embracing the concept of “humanity”. In this article, I undertake to show that it is only by understanding the vulnerability of the person that it is possible to re-think the bond between living beings on an ontic level.

Keywords: Person, Vulnerability, Humanity, Good Life


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