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Existence, Historical Fabulation, Destiny

  • A-T. Tymieniecka

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 99)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Existence, Logos, and Imagination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Section I

    3. Section II

    4. Section III

    5. Section IV

  3. Toward Destiny

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 451-456

About this book

Introduction

Surging from the ontopoietic vital timing of life, human self-consciousness prompts the innermost desire to rise above its brute facts. Imaginatio creatrix inspires us to fabulate these facts into events and plots with personal significance attempting to delineate a life-course in life-stories within the ever-flowing stream – existence.

Seeking their deep motivations, causes and concatenations, we fabulate relatively stabilized networks of interconnecting meaning – history. But to understand the meaning and sense of these networks’ reconfigurations call for the purpose and telos of our endless undertaking; they remain always incomplete, carried onwards with the current of life, while fluctuating with personal experience in the play of memory.

Facts and life stories, subjective desires and propensities, the circumambient world in its historical moves, creative logos and mythos, personal freedom and inward stirrings thrown in an enigmatic interplay, prompt our imperative thirst for the meaning of this course, its purpose and its fulfillment – the sense of it all. To disentangle all this animates the passions of the literary genius.

The focus of this collection is to isolate the main arteries running through the intermingled forces prompting our quest to endow life with meaning.

Papers by:

Jadwiga Smith, Lawrence Kimmel, Alira Ashvo-Munoz, William D. Melaney, Imafedia Okhamafe, Michel Dion, Franck Dalmas, Ludmila Molodkina, Victor Gerald Rivas, Rebecca M. Painter, Matti Itkonen, Raymond J. Wilson III, Christopher S. Schreiner, Bruce Ross, Bernadette Prochaska, Tsung-I Dow, Jerre Collins, Cezary Jozef Olbromski, Victor Kocay, Roberto Verolini

Keywords

Jean-Paul Sartre concept event fabulation mythos/logos oral discourse phenomenology quest to understand sense of life/destiny vital life's timing

Authors and affiliations

  • A-T. Tymieniecka
    • 1
  1. 1.The World Phenomenological InstituteHanoverUSA

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