Life — The Outburst of Life in the Human Sphere

Scientific Philosophy / Phenomenology of Life and the Sciences of Life. Book II

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 60)

Table of contents

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

  3. Individuality and Complexity — Classic Questions Pertaining to the Ontopoiesis of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-22
    2. Francesco Moiso
      Pages 23-42
    3. Takako Shikaya
      Pages 43-69
    4. Daniela Verducci
      Pages 71-91
    5. Alexandru Giuculescu
      Pages 129-133
  4. Self-Revelation of Life and Its Human Sphere

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-136
    2. Mieczysław Paweł Migoń
      Pages 137-154
    3. Antonio Domínguez Rey
      Pages 201-212
    4. Christine Berthold
      Pages 213-222
    5. María Avelina Cecilia
      Pages 243-261
  5. The Existential Spread

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-264
    2. Margarete Durst
      Pages 265-276
    3. Irene Angela Bianchi
      Pages 277-293
    4. Vladislav Borodulin, Alexei Vasiliev
      Pages 327-331
    5. Piero Trupia
      Pages 333-353
    6. Verna Gehring
      Pages 355-377
    7. J. C. Couceiro-Bueno
      Pages 379-390
    8. Francesco Totaro
      Pages 391-405
  6. Continuities/Discontinuities of Life’s Expansion

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 505-514

About this book


Science and philosophy have both undergone radical transformations in recent times. Now they are poised for a pivotal alliance. Science has abandoned the mechanistic model of nature. Philosophy has broken through the tight, traditional circle of conceptualisation, intellectualistic preconceptions and cognitive presuppositions. The two now meet to focus on the palpitating, fluctuating stream of nature/life. Their traditional prejudices dispersed under the pressure of new evidence, philosophy/phenomenology of life and the sciences of life meet in the Archimedean point of the human creative condition (proper to the phenomenology of life) and the role of the human subject (central to the scientific view of reality). They necessitate each other: without the sciences of life, philosophy/phenomenology of life cannot penetrate the intricacies of nature/life; without recourse to philosophy to delineate, design, provide clues to the organisation of natural evidence, the sciences of life cannot devise new strategies for inquiry nor survey their field.
The present collection throws open the barriers that separate nature and culture, works of physis and those of the spirit. Following the philosophical model of the ontopoieisis of life, focusing on its specifically human sphere - that of the human self-interpretation-in-existence - it encircles the vast, new horizons of the new alliance.


Edmund Husserl Jean-Paul Sartre Martin Heidegger Max Scheler Paul Ricoeur concept phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5058-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2083-0
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