Phenomenology of Life and the Human Creative Condition

Book I Laying Down the Cornerstones of the Field

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 52)

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 3-29
  3. Life, Logos, Phenomenon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-32
    2. Liu Qingping
      Pages 33-56
    3. Debabrata Sinha
      Pages 57-70
    4. Alexandru Giuculescu
      Pages 99-114
  4. Self-Individualisation of Life: Ingathering and Outward Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-116
    2. Carlos Mínguez
      Pages 133-146
    3. Thomas E. Sprey
      Pages 147-165
  5. The Ego, Subjectivity, and the Incarnated Subject

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-208
    2. Fernando Montero Moliner
      Pages 209-228
    3. Masayuki Hakoishi
      Pages 249-266
    4. Jesús Conill
      Pages 267-277
  6. Human Creative Virtualities Radiating at Their Peak

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-280
    2. Marlies Kronegger
      Pages 281-302
    3. Patricia Trutty-Coohill
      Pages 303-315
    4. V. C. Thomas
      Pages 317-332
  7. Life Timing Itself Creatively Throughout and Beyond

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Jorge García-Gómez
      Pages 341-368
    3. Daniel Zelinski
      Pages 397-402
  8. Creative Permeation of Vital Sense: The Aesthetic Sense of Life and Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-404
    2. Luis Flores H.
      Pages 405-410
    3. Wojciech Bałus
      Pages 411-418
    4. Jan M. Broekman
      Pages 419-432
  9. Attunement of Sameness and Alterity in the Cultural and Societal Networks of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-434
    2. Carmen López Sáenz
      Pages 435-457
    3. Stephanie Grace Schull
      Pages 459-473
    4. Vladislav Borodulin, Alexey Vasiljev, Vitaliy Popov
      Pages 475-482
    5. Jozef Sivak
      Pages 483-503
  10. Drive Toward the Unity-of-Everything-There-is-Alive

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-506
    2. Daniel R. White
      Pages 517-530
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 549-561

About this book


Self-individualization has been interpreted as the process in which the all-embracing Self unfolds into an infinite variety of different individ­ uals, plants, animals and men. A comparison of the different ways in which the Self manifests itself in the biological and psychological devel­ opmental processes, or in a visionary image of the undivided Self, reveals the same basic structure of expression. The Self, the one, is represented by a circular domain, and comprises a basic inner duality, the two, creating a paradox of conflicting opposites. In the undivided Self the two give rise to a trinity in which, however, a quatemity is hidden. The latter expresses itself in this world as the four basic forces, the four Elements or the four main archetypes, specifying the possibilities or development in space and time. Self-individualization starts with the first appearance of a primary structure of an individual sub-Self. This is the fifth basic force, the fifth Element. Further development is character­ ized by four generative principles: 1st, the principle of wholeness: connection and integration (being oriented to remaining whole or restoring wholeness); 2nd, the principle of complementarity and com­ pensation (a periodic shift between opposing influences); 3rd, the enstructuring principle (causing the relative stability of the spatial appear­ ance of the manifest structure), and 4th, the principle of gesture (resulting in a gradual stepwise development of that structure into a full-grown individual).


Edmund Husserl 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. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4805-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2604-7
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