Leonardo Polo: Freedom as a Personal Being and its Manifestation in the Will
Keywords:Freedom, Will, Gift, Acceptance, Person, Good, Being
Freedom in L. Polo’s transcendental anthropology is seen as equivalent to the human person, conceived as a peculiar act of existence different from the act of being attributed to the material universe. More precisely, freedom constitutes, together with co-existence, intellect and self-donating love, the four personal transcendentals of the being-person. The structure of self-donating love is the dynamics of giving and accepting. At the level of essence as a manifestation of the person, freedom appears as the self which is capable of voluntary acts (free will). Voluntary actions perform, through many good works, what is originally required by self-donating love.