• I. Al. TOFAN Universitatea ”Al.I. Cuza” Iași
  • Irina CRUMPEI Universitatea ”Al.I. Cuza” Iași


This paper concerns a general theoretical aspect, followed by different examples which
discuses the thesis in relation to major connected domains of research: psychology and philosophy.
The thesis which we are arguing for is that the body represents a source of significance in the
definitions of he self used as theoretical background in moral problems (philosophical aspect) and the
explanations of the way the image of the self is consituted (psychological aspect). The philosophical
conclusion is that the body, in its materiality, cannot be judged by the metaphysical dualism scheme,
which assigns it a secondary role in the hierarchy of categories. From a psychological point of view,
this paper tends to show that the body does not represent an accident of personality or a prison of the
soul as Plato refers to it, but rather an element through which personality is built on and develops
and similarly, the mental and personality structures are those which allow the forming of corporeality
and then the persons reference to it.

Author Biographies

I. Al. TOFAN, Universitatea ”Al.I. Cuza” Iași

Facultatea de Filosofie și Știinte Social-Politice
Catedra de Istoria filosofiei și hermeneuticã

Irina CRUMPEI, Universitatea ”Al.I. Cuza” Iași

Facultatea de Psihologie și Științe ale Educației
Catedra de Psihologie medicalã și psihopedagogie specialã


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