The article discusses the problem of human identity from a philosophical and from a biological point of view. Today, philosophy and biology conclude that human being is an essentially variable being, because he is relative to Another. That fact inevitably raises the question of the concept of human identity, which implies something constant. The dialectic of the human person's constancy and his continual changing is solved by replacing the meaning of the classical concept of the substance by the category of interpersonal relation as the construct of identity which comes from Christian theology. This decision is based on the Aristotle's concept of individual form which can be used in the biological and in the spiritual plane of human being. philosophical reflection (human person's dynamics) and biological analysis (formation of the sequence of DnA) lead to the conclusion that every human being contains a uniqueness, which cannot be expressed in general terms, but which requires the meeting of and the communion between the humans.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)
- Cultural Studies