This compendium of philosophy of man is intended primarily for students. It is meant to be a clear and easy-to-read "synthesis." Entire books could be written on each chapter; what is sought here, rather, is to present the most important elements through which a coherent and well-grounded vision of the human person will emerge. While following a more "classical" scheme, an attempt has been made to integrate the dynamism and concerns of contemporary philosophical anthropology. Existentialist language and point of view offer the reader a tool for a dialoguing with "non-classical" thinkers.