Phenomenology and Aesthetics

Approaches to Comparative Literature and the Other Arts

  • Marlies Kronegger

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Life Significance of Literature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. History and Phenomenological Literary Theory

    3. Time and Description in Fiction

  3. Phenomenology and Literature: The Human Conditon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. The Primeval Sources of Literary Creation

      1. Christopher S. Schreiner
        Pages 71-85
      2. William S. Haney II
        Pages 103-112
    3. The Experience of the Other

  4. Aesthetic Reception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Life-Reverberation and Aesthetic Enjoyment

    3. The Existential Significance of Aesthetic Enjoyment

    4. Aesthetic Reception and the Other Arts

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 273-279

About this book


and the one in the middle which judges as he enjoys and enjoys as he judges. This latter kind really reproduces the work of art anew. The division of our Symposium into three sections is justified by the fact that phenomenology, from Husserl, Heidegger, Moritz Geiger, Ingarden, in Germany and Poland, Merleau-Ponty, Paul Ricoeur, E. Levinas in France, Unamuno in Spain, and Tymieniecka, in the United States, have revealed striking coincidences in trying to answer the following questions: What is the philosophical vocation of literature? Does literature have any significance for our lives? Why does the lyric moment, present in all creative endeavors, in myth, dance, plastic art, ritual, poetry, lift the human life to a higher and authentically human level of the existential experience of man? Our investigations answer our fundamental inquiry: What makes a literary work a work of art? What makes a literary work a literary work, if not aesthetic enjoyment? As much as the formation of an aesthetic language culminates in artistic creation, the formation of a philosophical language lives within the orbit of creative imagination.


Edmund Husserl Emmanuel Lévinas Friedrich Nietzsche Martin Heidegger aesthetics concept phenomenology truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Marlies Kronegger
    • 1
  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7409-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2027-9
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