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Human Creation between Reality and Illusion

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 87)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Topical Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages ix-ix
    2. Lawrence Kimmel
      Pages xi-xxv
  3. Section I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maria Avelina Cecilia Lafuente
      Pages 3-42
  4. Section II

  5. Section III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. James P. Werner
      Pages 169-183

About this book


Identifying quickly illusion with deception, we tend to oppose it to the reality of life. However, investigating in this collection of essays illusion's functions in the Arts, which thrives upon illusion and yet maintains its existential roots and meaningfullness in the real, we might wonder about the nature of reality itself.

Does not illusion open the seeming confines of factual reality into horizons of imagination which transform it? Does it not, like art, belong essentially to the makeup of human reality?

Papers by: Lanfranco Aceti, John Baldacchino, Maria Avelina Cecilia Lafuente, Jo Ann Circosta, Madalina Diaconu, Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei, Brian Grassom, Marguerite Harris, Andrew E. Hershberger, James Carlton Hughes, Lawrence Kimmel, Jung In Kwon, Ruth Ronen, Scott A. Sherer, Joanne Snow-Smith, Max Statkiewicz, Patricia Trutty-Coohill, Daniel Unger, James Werner.


Alterity Art Deception Illusion Reality Simulation aesthetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    • 1
  1. 1.The World Phenomenology InstituteHanoverUSA

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