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Martínez-Jurado, J.-C. (2023). Karol Wojtyla and the Defeat Review of Spiritual Values. Revista Guillermo De Ockham, 21(1), 195–204. https://doi.org/10.21500/22563202.5742 (Original work published November 10, 2022)
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Throughout his intellectual life, the Polish philosopher Karol Wojtyla carried out various studies. This article reviews the fourteenth chapter of the first part of the work My vision of man, which is entitled What is asceticism? In it, Wojtyla begins a series of introductory analyzes on ethics: the meaning of duty; position on pleasure; what is asceticism, among others. Our research focuses on five aspects: (1) Differences between spiritual, material and religious values; (2) Emotions in the light of axiology; (3) Three forms of self-knowledge to defend spiritual values; (4) Utility and utilitarianism; (5) Values lived from asceticism; All of the above applying an anthropological-philosophical method, to conclude by affirming that the attraction of material values is stronger than a spiritual value, even though the latter is objectively superior.



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