Life as autarchy : deconstructing bio-theological western paradigm



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Autor:
Grassi, Martín

Título: Life as autarchy : deconstructing bio-theological western paradigm


Smith and Franklin

Palabras clave:
FILOSOFIA
VIDA
AUTARQUIA
Aristóteles, 384-322 a. C.
DIOS
Tomás de Aquino, Santo, 1225?-1274.
Maturana, Humberto, 1928-
Varela, Francisco, 1946-2001

Science, Religion and Culture, 5(1), 2018

ISSN 2055-222X

Disponibilidad: Acceso abierto

Cita: Grassi, Martín. Life as autarchy : deconstructing bio-theological western paradigm [en línea]. Science, Religion and Culture, 5(1): 1-12 (2018). Disponible en: http://researcherslinks.com/current-issues/Life-as-Autarchy-Deconstructing-Bio-Theological/9/1/1409/html Registro disponible en: http://bibliotecadigital.uca.edu.ar/greenstone/cgi-bin/library.cgi?a=d&c=investigacion&d=life-autarchy-deconstructing-bio [Fecha de consulta:....]

Descripción: Abstract: How can life be defined? In this paper, I will stress the importance of self-sufficiency (or, more rigorously, “autarchy”) in defining what life is in Western thought. I will address philosophy, biology, and theology, by studying Aristotle’s natural philosophy, Thomas Aquinas’ theology, and Maturana and Varela’s biological theory of autopoiesis. Although self-sufficiency is quite revealing of what life is, I will argue that it does notdo justice to the relational essence of life, being my goal to open new perspectives on life by placing the prefix syn- over the prefix autós-. The philosophical task today seems to be to understand what relationality and community means, and I argue that for that end the “autarchy paradigm” should be challenged, understanding life (bíos) essentially as “life in common” (symbiosis).

Fil: Grassi, Martín. Universidad Católica Argentina. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Departamento de Filosofía; Argentina

Fil: Grassi, Martín. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
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