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Homo Capax


The Five Questions of Homo Capax:​

The concept of Homo Capax by Paul Ricœur (1913-2005) can be summed up in five questions and elaborated more through new question using auxiliary verbs – and negations!

Who is talking?

who is allowed by whom to talk?

who dares to talk?

who wants to talk?

who is scared to talk?

Who is being responsible?

who is responsible for whom?

what is the role of the teacher?

what is the role of the parent / legal guardian?

what is the role of the child?

Who is acting?

Who can act? Do?

Who is allowed to act? Do?

Who dares to act? Do?

Who wants to act? Do?

Who is telling?

Who can tell?

Who is allowed to tell?

Who dares to tell?

Who wants to tell?

Who is remembering?

Who can remember?

Who is allowed to

Who dares to remember?

Who wants to remember?