The subject focuses on the fundamental issue of man and that is what is the essence of man. It points to the possibilities of such study of man that applies rational knowledge to clarify his existence and the features that determine man as a human person.
Topics: 1. Outline of philosophical anthropology 2. Historical background of questioning the essence of man 3. Man in the world 4. Human person 5. The human being as man and woman 6. Man as a unity of body and soul 7. Freedom and responsibility 8. Man in community and in society.
Clarke, W. Norris. Person and Being. The Aquinas Lecture. Milwaukee 1993.
Guardini, Romano. The World and the Person. Chicago 1965.
Marcel, Gabriel. Homo Viator: Introduction to a Metaphysics of Hope. London 1962.
Mondin, Battista. Philosophical Anthropology. Man: an Impossible Project? Rome 1991. Scheler, Max. The Human Place in the Cosmos. Evanston 2009.