The concept of “dialogical soul” by Joseph Ratzinger against the latest concepts of neuroscience
Keywords: 
dialogical soul
neuroscience
consciousness
anthropology
ontological relations
Issue Date: 
2017
Publisher: 
Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra
ISSN: 
2353-5636
Citation: 
Szetela, M. (Monika); Osiński, G. (Grzegorz). "The concept of “dialogical soul” by Joseph Ratzinger against the latest concepts of neuroscience". Scientia et Fides. 5 (2), 2017, 199 - 215
Abstract
The concept of the dialogical soul proposed by Joseph Ratzinger is a contemporary attempt to describe the anthropology of humanity in terms of basic, fundamental theological concepts. Epistemological approach of the dialogic soul is not about the division, but co-existence in the concept of humanity significantly different anthropological concepts. Modern neuroscience, although following completely different paths of knowing is currently concerning an important issue "of the embodied mind". Such a holistic effort to discover the truth about the man, though carried out on completely different epistemological platforms, however, have some points in common. The difficulty in finding a common language for the dialogue in this field can be overcome and lead to dialogue, which is extremely difficult but doable. We must, however, at the beginning formulate certain fundamental axioms that define class concepts used in different areas of scientific activity. The concept of dialogical soul of Ratzinger’s now exceeds the barrier of scientific paradigms axioms. It does not stop on the vision of human oneself, but recognition of one in the area of relationships and makes room for a substantial dialogue with the world of modern science.

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