Reimers, Adrian J.

Dr. Adrian J. Reimers is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame and Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy at Lake Michigan College. He earned his Ph.D. at the Internationale Akademie für Philosophie in Liechtenstein under Rocco Buttiglione.

An Analysis of the Concepts of Self-Fulfillment and Self-Realization in the Thought of Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II
2001 0-7734-7464-1
By analyzing the logical structure of human acts and habits, this study gives a rigorous interpretation of the notions of integration and self-realization. The analytic tools are drawn from C. S. Peirce’s analysis of habit. However, the direction of the argument is drawn from the writings of Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II). It presents an interpretation of the Wojtyla’s philosophical thinking on the human person and his acts. In Europe, Wojtyla’s thought has grown in importance, especially as its role in the Polish dialogue with Marxism has come to light. His writings are dense and their logical structure is often difficult to ferret out. This study brings sharp conceptual tools to bear on this interpretive task.