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Impetus and Equipoise in the Life-Strategies of Reason

Logos and Life Book 4

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 70)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Following the Logos Through the Labyrinth of Life

    1. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 1-27
  3. From the Elusive Primeval Logos to the Open-Ended Great Plan of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 31-47
    3. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 49-73
    4. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 75-94
    5. The Manifestation of Life Through the Nature-Life Complex and Its Radius

      1. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
        Pages 97-130
  4. Embodiment and the Transformation of Sense

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 153-159
    3. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 167-172
    4. Anticipating the Manifestation of The Logos of Life

      1. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
        Pages 187-195
  5. Manifestation and Differentiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 209-214
    3. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 251-280
    4. The Great Plan of Life Anticipating the Triadic Logos

      1. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
        Pages 283-288
      2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
        Pages 289-314
  6. The Emergence of the Triadic Logos: the Turning Point

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 367-406
    3. The Logos of Subliminal Passions — Their Crucial Role in Human Self-Interpretation in Existence

  7. The Promethean Direction of the Logos of Life in Quest of Accomplishment: The Dialectic of Embodiment and Freedom

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 435-435
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 437-444
    3. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 455-485
    4. Introducing the Measure: Chronos and Kairos

  8. The Strategies of Impetus/Equipoise in Communal Sharing-in-Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 515-515
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 569-594
    3. The Golden Measure: Toward a New Enlightenment

      1. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
        Pages 615-639
      2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
        Pages 641-664
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 665-684

About this book

Introduction

Employing her original concept of the ontopoiesis of life, the author uncovers the intrinsic law of the primogenital logos - that which operates in the working of the indivisible dyad of impetus and equipoise. This is the crucial, intrinsically motivated device of logoic constructivism. This key instrument is engaged - is at play - at every stage of the advance of life. In a feat unprecedented in the history of western philosophy, the emergence and unfolding of the entire orbit of the human universe is shown to bear out this insight. Furthermore, the intrinsic rhythms of impetus and equipoise are taken as a guide in uncovering the workings of the logos all at once, in contrast to the piecemeal exposition of a single line of argument.
In a schema covering the entire career of beingness-in-becoming between the infinities of origin and destiny, an historically unprecedented harmonizing all sectors of rationality is accomplished in a span of reflection comparable to Spinoza's Ethics.
The work draws on interdisciplinary investigations in both science and the arts. All of the history of Occidental philosophy finds summary in it, even as feelers, guidelines, leitmotifs are thrown out for its future development. A landmark of Occidental philosophy at the turn of the millennium.

Keywords

Edmund Husserl Enzo Paci Spinoza cognition concept constructivism ethics interpret metaphysics mind philosophy science

Authors and affiliations

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    • 1
  1. 1.The World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and LearningBelmont

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