Love and Responsibility [Karol Wojtyla, Grzegorz Ignatik] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this classic work, readers are given a window. 18 quotes from Love and Responsibility: ‘A person’s rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object Karol Wojtyla, Amor e Responsabilidade. Msgr Karol Wojtyla’s Love and Responsibility (Amour et responsabilit?, Paris ) was function in building up genuine human love comes to light. In spite of.

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Wojtyla argues that divorce, artificial methods of birth karlo, adultery pre-marital sexand sexual perversions are all in various ways incompatible with the personalistic view of the sexual self-realization of the human person. Wojtyla then turns attention to what he calls the two components of chastity, namely shame and continence.

His principal claim seems to be: Since man, however, is a being who is by nature “capable of rising above instinct in his actions,” and can do so in the sexual sphere as well as elsewhere, it is far better repsonsibility speak of the sexual “urge.

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But it is important to recognize that “this [consumer] orientation of sensuality is a matter of spontaneous reflexes,” and is not “primarily an evil thing but a natural thing” p. The problem of reciprocity. Physical virginity is an “external expression of the fact that the person belongs only to itself and to the Creator.

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This book is a high-minded rejoinder to the sexual revolution. But elementary justice toward God, demanded by the virtue of religion, requires “the understanding and rational acceptance of the order of nature,” which is at one and the same time “recognition of the rights of the Creator” p.

This is most significant. Wojtyla next argues that the “institution of marriage” justifies the intimate sexual relationship between husband and wife in the eyes of society. In Wojtyla’s judgment, it is the link between the sexual urge and the existence of human persons that “gives the sexual urge its objective importance and meaning” p.


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Now while it is true that men “use” other human beings as means to ends other than the persons themselves, Wojtyla insists that “a person must not be merely the means to an end for another person,” since this is precluded “by the very nature of personhood” p.

Marriage serves above all to preserve the existence of the species One is attracted to a value one finds in a person, a value to which one is particularly sensitive. While love is “always a subjective thing, in that it must reside in subjects,” at the same time “it must be free of subjectivity. A utilitarian attitude, rooted in a merely useful good and not an honest good, destroys the possibility of true reciprocity p. Doors in the Walls of the World.

Wojtyla affirms that human beings differ radically from animals insofar as they are persons and thus have an “inner self,” and “interior life” pp. Sri — Love and Responsibility: He emphasizes that “the inner and essential raison d’etre of marriage is not simply eventual transformation into a family but above all the creation of a lasting personal union between a man and a woman based on love.

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It does so because the institution, Wojtyla seems to argue, serves to protect the inter-personal structure of marriage as a community of two persons united or made one by reason of their love. This is reflected in the character of true conjugal love of persons who “facilitate the existence of another concrete person, their own child, blood of their blood, and flesh of their flesh Here Wojtyla considers A monogamy and the indissolubility of marriage; B the value of the institution [of marriage]; C procreation and parenthood; and D periodic continence: I may not want that which he wants me to want – and in this precisely I am incommunicabilis.

The union of persons in love does not necessarily have to be realized by way of sexual relations. This chapter has two major parts: All this was necessary to prepare the way for a positive presentation of “The True Meaning of Chastity” pp.

In this union, the objective development of the human person reaches its highest point.

He then raises the question: Spiritual wwojtyla, the self-giving of a human person wedded to God himself, expressly anticipates this eternal union with God and points the way towards it” p.


Since man is a person, ethics and love take precedence over physiology. A personalistic interpretation is absolutely necessary.

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This does not mean that chastity is negative; it is rather positive, a yes to the value of the human person, a yes to raising all reactions to the value of ‘the body and sex’ to the level of the person pp. The book has five chapters: The desire for reciprocity does not cancel out the disinterested character of love Although “raw material” for love, sentiment is not love because it is blind to the person and fixed on the subjective feelings that reesponsibility idealized person kraol give.

Pope John Paul II. Wojtyla begins with a brief summary of the Aristotelian-Thomistic understanding of the virtues perfecting human persons, with the four “cardinal” virtues of prudence perfecting the practical intellectjustice perfecting the willfortitude perfecting the ‘irascible’ appetiteand temperance perfecting the ‘concupiscible’ appetite. The problem here, Wojtyla says, is to adapt sexual relations to the objective demands of the personalistic norm: He then stresses that kadol only morally correct method is the natural means of control which is not contraceptiveused not as a desponsibility technique but as an exercise of the virtue of continence.

As an attraction love includes dojtyla cognitive element–a cognitive commitment of the subject–but there is in attraction something more, extra-intellectual and extra-cognitive factors involving a commitment of the will. This way of life is referred to as a “state of perfection,” because it is conducive toward perfection.

A the concept of ‘justice toward the Creator’; B mystical and physical virginity; C the problem of vocation; and D paternity and maternity. Carnal desire is only its germ.

The Person and the Sexual Urge. Analysis of the Verb “to Use”.