The person as a type of reality: the man beyond individual


  • Dan CHIŢOIU Al.I. Cuza University of Iasi Department of Philosophy Bd. Carol I, 11, 700506 Iasi, Romania


man, person, reality, Eastern Christianism, Byzantinism


The notion of person acquired a specialized use in modern times, under the impact of the constitution of humanist sciences. The superposition of some significations of this notion has led to many different and, sometimes, confusing usages. The origin of the notion comes from patristic times, and a careful investigation into how it was constituted and shaped within this horizon it can provide the opportunity to establish a different understanding of man. This paper aims to discuss the type of understanding that has characterized the Eastern Christian approach in describing the individual as a person. And, beyond that, the paper evaluates the implications of this understanding of person as a type of reality, as Reality.

Author Biography

Dan CHIŢOIU, Al.I. Cuza University of Iasi Department of Philosophy Bd. Carol I, 11, 700506 Iasi, Romania

Dan CHIŢOIU, Ph.D., Associate Professor, “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi (Romania) & Romanian Academy-Iasi Branch. Author of the books: Virtute şi cunoaştere la Platon (Virtue and Knowledge in Plato`s Work) (1999); Repere în filosofia bizantină (Guiding Marks in the Byzantine Philosophy) (2003). He is member of The Society for Promotion of Byzantine Studies, The American Academy of Religion and Metanexus Institute.


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