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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He pushes for true personal education in the matter and neatly distinguishes between a “culture of marital relations” and concern for mere technique–the “how to” manual approach pp. Review and Rate this Item. But it needs to be educated lest it remain purely emotional, and it must be educated by continence, which is rooted in the will: But homo is a person, and hence the sexual urge as orienting us toward the existence of the species man as its proper end is something deeply personal.

The Hope of the Family. Man can make pleasure the aim of his activity use in its second sense. It is such a great work that the thought respponsibility forth in it needs to be known by as many people as possible.

In these pages he indicates that fear of conception at a time when it would not be appropriate for the wife to become pregnant is lpve the most common psychological factor upsetting the woman’s natural cycle and making periodic continence more difficult. Wojtyla then stresses that neither sensuality nor carnal desire is itself a sin and that Catholic theology sees in concupiscence which result rwsponsibility original sin not sin as such, but the “germ” of sin.

Here I will focus on “sensuality,” “sentiment,” and the “problem of integrating love. It does sometimes happen that someone very much wants me to want what he wants. Wojtyla maintains that attraction is “so to speak, a form of cognition which commits the will but commits it because it is committed by qnd and because the human person is a bodily being, attraction likewise involves the emotions.


Love and Responsibility

The Problems of Continence. In man it is naturally subordinate to the will, and ipso facto subject to the specific dynamics of that freedom which the will possesses” p.

He draws support for his views on the proper gratification of sexual needs, on birth control, and on other matters, from the findings of physiologists and psychologists. Central to his argument is the contrast between the personalistic and the utilitarian views of marriage and of sexual relations.

In short, I would interpret these pages by saying that monogamy and indissolubility of marriage are rooted in the being of the spouses, the identity they have given themselves by getting married.

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 responsibiliry practical intellectjustice perfecting the willfortitude perfecting the ‘irascible’ appetiteand temperance perfecting the ‘concupiscible’ appetite. Such information can be of value in understanding better the complex of somatic and physiological factors conditioning the sensual reactions in which the sexual urge manifests itself pp.

It must be something objective within the subject, have an objective as well as a subjective profile. Prof May Home Page.

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Sri — Love and Responsibility: I believe that I have now read it at least 30 times and each time I learn something new. 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: The kingdom of God on earth is realized in that particular people gradually prepare and perfect themselves for eternal union with God.


Thus in any attraction “the question of the truth about the person towards whom it is felt is so important A utilitarian attitude, rooted in a merely useful good and not an honest good, destroys the possibility of true reciprocity p.

The will can and must be guided by objective truth” p. I will be somewhat brief in summarizing A and B and devote more consideration to C and D. These are very important points to note. In the next section, “The ‘Libidinist’ Interpretation,” Wojtyla attacks the view, common to Freud and many today, that the sexual urge is essentially a drive for enjoyment, for pleasure.

For the correct way to see and “desire” a person is through the medium of his or her value as a person. He indicates that the woman has a stronger natural urge for sex when she is ovulating.

Wojtyla notes that “to be useful is not the same as being an object of use These two truths, properly integrated, give to an attraction that perfection which is one of the elements of a genuinely good kagol genuinely ‘cultivated’ love” p. A Catholic Introduction to the Bible. Pope John Paul II. Monogamy and the indissolubility of marriage.

Thus Wojtyla says that “sexual intercourse between spouses is not a form of shamelessness legalized by outside authority, but is felt to be in conformity with the demands of shame,” unless, as he wisely notes, “the spouses themselves make it shameless by their way of performing it” kaeol.