Foundations of Morality, Human Rights, and the Human Sciences

Phenomenology in a Foundational Dialogue with the Human Sciences

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
  • Calvin O. Schrag

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Inaugural Essay

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 3-78
  3. Phenomenology in an Interdisciplinary Communication with the Human Sciences: Questions of the Method

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-81
    2. The Phenomenological Challenge in Sociology

    3. Human Being, World, Cognition

    4. Some Issues for Phenomenology in Epistemology and Philosophy of Religion

  4. The Foundations of Morality and the Human Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-333
    2. Foundations of Morality and Nature

    3. Foundations of Morality and the Life-World

      1. Joseph J. Kockelmans
        Pages 369-386
      2. Robert Sweeney
        Pages 387-401
    4. Science and Morality

    5. Morality: From Life-Experience to Moral Concepts

  5. Phenomenology and the Human Sciences in a Common Approach to “Human Rights”

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 577-581

About this book


The essays in this volume constitute a portion of the research program being carried out by the International Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences. Established as an affiliate society of the World Institute for Ad­ vanced Phenomenological Research and Learning in 1976, in Arezzo, Italy, by the president of the Institute, Dr Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, this particular society is devoted to an exploration of the relevance of phenomenological methods and insights for an understanding of the origins and goals of the specialised human sciences. The essays printed in the first part of the book were originally presented at the Second Congress of this society held at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 12-14 July 1979. The second part of the volume consists of selected essays from the third convention (the Eleventh International Congress of Phenomenology of the World Phenomen­ ology Institute) held in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1981. With the third part of this book we pass into the "Human Rights" issue as treated by the World Phenomenology Institute at the Interamerican Philosophy Congress held in Tallahassee, Florida, also in 1981. The volume opens with a mono­ graph by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka on the foundations of ethics in the moral practice within the life-world and the social world shown as clearly distinct. The main ideas of this work had been presented by Tymieniecka as lead lectures to the three conferences giving them a tight research-project con­ sistency.


Edmund Husserl Jürgen Habermas Martin Heidegger Religion concept ethics morality phenomenology semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    • 1
  • Calvin O. Schrag
    • 2
  1. 1.The World Phenomenology InstituteBelmontUSA
  2. 2.Purdue UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6977-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6975-9
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