The philosophical anthropology which had developed in the first half of the 20th century has focused in particular on the question of the relationship between man and environment, underlining the specific human modality of living in the world. Living represents an anthropological structure which refers not only to human technical capacity but above all to his incarnate existence and to the need of roots and relationship, which find a privileged expression in the category of the home. This argument is confronted today by various knowledges: environmental psychology, architecture, sociology, just to mention some of them. The article analyzes the function but also the new critical situations of space/home and of the related urban planning within the development and expression of personal and relational identity, as well as within the promotion of a sustainable lifestyle. Considering the direct interrelation between domestic space, urban spaces and human behavior, the quality of living is straightly bound to bioethics, as being the field of that “human ecology” which is inseparable from reflecting on the sense of ways of behavior and on the categories of identity and quality of life which imply a common éthos.
Russo, M.T. (2016). Corporeità e qualità dell’abitare tra etica ed ecologia. MEDICINA E MORALE(6), 747-758.