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Universitas Philosophica

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BERNAL MAZ, Patricia Cecilia. GARBAGE, DEPRIVATIONS AND COMPENSATIONS: A REFLECTION FROM PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. Univ. philos. [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.62, pp.195-219. ISSN 0120-5323.

Anthropology has defined man as a creature who seeks refuge from his natural deficiencies and can only exist by using multiple compensation strategies. The idea of compensation plays a key role in philosophical anthropology, implies different perspectives involved in the various ways human beings relate to each other and communicate with the external world. This reflection is devised in four main moments: 1. Forgetting by remembering 2. Compensation, preservation and remembrance 3. What is new is both old and anachronistic 4. Release. This text aims at elucidating new challenges for philosophical anthropology in the explanation of how contemporary man seeks to overcome his/her own deficiencies through compensations life itself offers.

Keywords : philosophical anthropology; self-understanding; communication; oblivion; compensation.

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