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COMINS-MINGOL, Irene. From victims to survivors: the poietic and resilient force of caring. Convergencia [online]. 2015, vol.22, n.67, pp.35-54. ISSN 2448-5799.

This article presents, from a philosophical perspective, the potential of the praxis of care as an autopoietic and performative force, key for the reconstruction and redefinition of human being as an agent. Likewise, in relation to the above, the praxis of caring is a fundamental pillar of resilience, the human capacity to overcome adversity. Caregivers, through and as a result of the practice of caring, weave affective networks, take some control over their lives and regain a sense of dignity and self-worth. The text offers an overview of these and other contributions of the praxis of caring to resilience and the redefinition of the subject as an agent. The theoretical approach is accompanied with concrete examples from the experience of displaced women victims of the armed conflict in Colombia.

Palabras llave : philosophy; care ethics; culture of peace; resilience; poiesis.

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