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Título : Life as autarchy : deconstructing bio-theological western paradigm
Autor : Grassi, Martín 
Palabras clave : FILOSOFIAVIDAAUTARQUIAAristóteles, 384-322 a. C.DIOSTomás de Aquino, Santo, 1225?-1274.Maturana, Humberto, 1928-Varela, Francisco, 1946-2001
Fecha de publicación : 2018
Editorial : Smith and Franklin
Cita : Grassi, M. Life as autarchy : deconstructing bio-theological western paradigm [en línea]. Science, Religion and Culture. 2018, 5 (1). Disponible en:
Resumen : Abstract: How can life be defined? In this paper, I will stress the importance of self-sufficiency (or, more rigorously, “autarchy”) in defining what life is in Western thought. I will address philosophy, biology, and theology, by studying Aristotle’s natural philosophy, Thomas Aquinas’ theology, and Maturana and Varela’s biological theory of autopoiesis. Although self-sufficiency is quite revealing of what life is, I will argue that it does notdo justice to the relational essence of life, being my goal to open new perspectives on life by placing the prefix syn- over the prefix autós-. The philosophical task today seems to be to understand what relationality and community means, and I argue that for that end the “autarchy paradigm” should be challenged, understanding life (bíos) essentially as “life in common” (symbiosis).
ISSN : 2055-222X
Disciplina: FILOSOFIA
DOI: 10.17582/journal.src/2018/
Derechos: Acceso Abierto
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