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A. Definition

It would not be wise to include under personalism" every type of world-view or philosophy which accords significance to the human person. It should be reserved for the view which makes personal reality the universal key to philosophical interpretation. Such a basic importance is attributed to the person in a type of thinking which came to the fore at the end of the First World War in Euro…

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Eberhard Simons, “Personalism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 18 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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