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Volume 14, issue 2

Symposium

Theses about transcendence, metaphysics and subjectivity

WIERA PARADOWSKA1, RYSZARD PARADOWSKI2
1. Wyższej Szkoły Handlu i Finansów Międzynarodowych w Warszawie
2. Uniwersytetu Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2005; 14 (2): 83-85
Keywords: occupational background, philosophy

Abstract

Background. The paper presents a metaphysical perspective for understanding the reasons of occupational burnout, with a particular emphasis on the concept of subjectivity.

Review. The third element of existence is commonly called transcendence - i.e. something that transgresses, or goes beyond. According to philosophy, transcendence is neither God's domain, nor the domain of a single human being that strives for his/her needs and goals. The only thing any man can be sure of is: "I exist, but there also exists something that is not myself". From the viewpoint of metaphysics a choice is possible consisting in mutual recognition ofsubjectivity, mutual recognition by selfand non-self that the two are mutually equivalent, being at the same time something more than usable objects.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Wiera Paradowska, Zakład Psychologii, Wyższa Szkoła Handlu i Finansów Międzynarodowych, al. Armii Ludowej 16, 00-637 Warszawa