The Teleologies in Husserlian Phenomenology

The Irreducible Element in Man. Part III ‘Telos’ as the Pivotal Factor of Contextual Phenomenology

  • Editors
  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Inaugural Lecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 3-29
  3. Problem of Teleology in the Sciences of Nature and in the Human Sciences

  4. The Telic Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. A. Telos and the Constitutive Consciousness

      1. David Carr
        Pages 133-147
      2. Bernard P. Dauenhauer
        Pages 149-168
      3. Serge Valdinoci
        Pages 169-182
    3. B. Teleology of the Person and of Human Existence

    4. C. Finiteness and the “Form of All Forms”: Telos of History

      1. Bianca Maria Cuomo D’ippolito
        Pages 271-274
      2. Jose Luis Santalo
        Pages 275-280
      3. Pierre Trotignon
        Pages 301-315
    5. C. Finiteness and the “Form of All Forms” Eschatology and the “Form of All Forms”

  5. Closure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Paul Ricoeur
      Pages 415-426
  6. Complementary Section: Phenomenology in Italy

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 487-496

About this book


The following bibliography, arranged chronologically, permits the reader to follow the development of phenomenological studies in Italy in parallel with other, contemporary, cultural currents. From this list it can be seen that knowledge of Hussed's work begins in 1923 with the studies of A. Banfi. Phenomenology, however, did not immediately receive a warm welcome. It contrasted with the then dominant neo-idealism (as has been made clear by G. De Ruggiero), but for this very reason it also found adherents among the opponents of idealism. These were either distant heirs of positivism, who accepted Hussed on account of his scientific approach and rigor, or Christian­ oriented thinkers, who, following an initial period of diffidence toward the antimetaphysical attitude of phenomenological analysis, gradually began to use this method as an antiidealist instrument - even though the problem remained of Hussed's own transcendental idealism and the value to be attributed to it. Despite the difficulties encountered on the way, the numerous studies carried out in Italy prior to Wodd War II make it clear that the better known philosophers who have left a mark on Italian culture already had begun to take a discreet interest in phenomenology.


Edmund Husserl Martin Heidegger Maurice Merleau-Ponty concept phenomenology

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9439-3
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