Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Wydział Teologiczny
Filozofia Chrześcijańska T. 9, 2012, s. 23-38.
The article searches for the sources of guilt. It evokes Nietzsche’s notion of guilt as
a derivative of unpaid mercantile debts. In opposition to this is Buber’s socio-divine origin of fault.
J. Tischner and J. Hołówka are also cited; they ascribe to guilt an objective status. There is an important
distinction between guilt and reconciliation, as well as a description of the possible contamination
by guilt. The article also deals with Jasper’s call to accept one’s own fault, otherwise
there is a risk of trivialisation of life. The source of fault lies in relations between people and in the
„point of holiness” mentioned by M. Blondel.