The Person Project (TPP) is an exploration of the most urgent question of the 21st century: Who is the human person? The answer to this question shapes all understanding of reality—understanding of myself, of the world, of how I relate to it, and how I respond to it. The answer to the question also shapes all cultural, social, and political infrastructure, and a clear answer is readily required.
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The Person Project: New York 2018
Session #1: April 7, 2018 // 11am-1pm, WYA HQ
A. The Human Person: Philosophical & Psychological Foundations: There exist fundamental distinctions between the human person and other living beings, and the unique human structure, function, and potential gives rise to an understanding of his human dignity.
B. Intellect, Will, & Heart: The person bears a spectrum of different capacities, including the intellect, will, and heart, and they play different roles within his lived experience, designed for that transcendence which makes the person unique among all beings.
Session #2: April 28, 2018 // 11am-1pm, WYA HQ
C. Affectivity & Heart: A significant part of the human life lies in the human response to the world, and the capacity to recognize within it a hierarchy of value. These functions of the person arise out of the affective life, which is ultimately a life of the heart.
D. Body & Sexuality: The human person is a body-soul composite. The person’s interior life is framed, to a significant extent, by the life of his body; the body works to shape the interiority of the person, and then the interiority of the person is revealed through his body. The most deeply defining character to the life of the body is the character of human sexuality.
Session #3: May 19, 2018 // 11am-1pm, WYA HQ
E. Freedom & Ethical Experience: Out of the life of the human intellect, will, and heart arises human freedom, which is the orientation of the person to the highest good, to be found in the presence of the transcendent, and enabled by the relationships in which the person engages.
F. Self-Gift & Love: A unique form of dependency arises in the life of the human person, through his relationships with others, and these relationships give rise to a freedom that is manifested most completely in the human capacity for self-gift, oriented outward, in love.
The Person Project: Online 2018