Seinkönnen 978-3-16-150634-5 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Seinkönnen

Der Mensch zwischen Möglichkeit und Wirklichkeit
Hrsg. v. Ingolf U. Dalferth u. Andreas Hunziker

[Being Able to Be. Human Beings between Possibility and Actuality.]

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The aim of this volume is to enlarge our view of human beings by focusing on human possibilities from philosophical and theological perspectives. How does our view of human life change if we pay attention to the creative possibilities that continuously and in unforeseeable ways terminate old actualities and open up new possibilities?
»Animals live their lives; only human beings exist – between possibilities and actualities which do not converge.« This is neglected in contemporary neuro- or evolutionary-biological approaches which focus on the objective structures of human life in its factual actuality. How can we avoid this one-sided abstraction from the modalities of the life-word in which we exist? What is the difference between biological ability and anthropological possibility? And how is the elementary self-referentiality of human life related to the scope between possibility and actuality in which human beings exist? The aim of this volume is to enlarge our view of human beings by focusing on human possibilities from philosophical and theological perspectives. How does our view of human life change if we pay attention to the creative possibilities that continuously and in unforeseeable ways terminate old actualities and open up new possibilities?
Authors/Editors

Ingolf U. Dalferth Geboren 1948; 1977 Promotion; 1982 Habilitation; Professor Emeritus für Systematische Theologie, Symbolik und Religionsphilosophie an der Universität Zürich; Danforth Professor Emeritus für Religionsphilosophie an der Claremont Graduate University in Kalifornien.

Andreas Hunziker Geboren 1968; Privatdozent für Systematische Theologie an der Universität Zürich und Pfarrer in Suhr, Schweiz.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Berliner Zeitung — 3. Februar 2011, S. 32 (Dirk Pilz)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 138 (2013), S. 712–714 (Magnus Striet)
In: Philosophische Rundschau — 58 (2011), S. 264–265 (BW)
In: PV-Aktuell — 2012, Nr. 1, S. 16 (Karl-Friedrich Wiggermann)
In: Dialogo Filosofico — 29 (2013), S. 206