That Is A Person




This article argues that what characterizes the human person is self-awareness and organised subjectivity, being this last one the specific domain of psychology. This hypothesis is consistent with an evolutionary epistemological approach that considers cognitive variables subjectivity, intersubjectivity and link – that arise in primates as the germ that will give origin to the human person when homo sapiens living in the language. Read more here: Adroll Marketing Platform. Key words: person resiliencia subjectivity affectivity epistemological evolutionism. In the following pages I will try to open a field for reflection on some questions which, although of long-standing, charge a new dimension in the context of scientific and technological of century’s end. I think that is essential to reflect on the notion of person, in particular, in a time like the present where there are those who announce the saturation and colonization of the self by the environment (Gergen, 1991) together with other scientists who predict possible future series production of entities not human awareness (Minsky, 1986, Maturana, b, 1993).

Firstly, it is necessary to reach an agreement about what we mean by person. In this sense, following the explanatory way of objectivity between brackets proposed by Humberto Maturana (1990, 1990 b), I interrogate me about what criteria I use to say that what I see is a person. In other words: what is the experience that I have to say that what I distinguish on my experience as an observer is considered by me as a person? Maturana (1990, 1993b) says that what gives identity of class a composite unit is its organization. Composite units we can distinguish organization and structure, being the Organization the specific relationship between the components – which determines the identity of the unit class composite that we distinguish in our observation. My immediate step, therefore will be clarified that specific organization that I must distinguish what is in my comment to say that I have the experience of observing a person.