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Phenomenology of Life and the Human Creative Condition

Book I Laying Down the Cornerstones of the Field

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

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Table of contents (32 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Inaugural Lecture

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Great Plan of Life

      • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 3-29
  3. Life, Logos, Phenomenon

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 31-32
    2. Life as Logos and Tao

      • Liu Qingping
      Pages 33-56
    3. Logos, Telos and the Lived World

      • Debabrata Sinha
      Pages 57-70
    4. The Leibnizian Dimension of Husserl’s Phenomenology

      • Alexandru Giuculescu
      Pages 99-114
  4. Self-Individualisation of Life: Ingathering and Outward Radiation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 115-116
    2. Predetermination and Change in Living Beings

      • Carlos Mínguez
      Pages 133-146
    3. The Self-Individualization of Life

      • Thomas E. Sprey
      Pages 147-165
  5. The Ego, Subjectivity, and the Incarnated Subject

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 207-208
    2. El Mito de la Subjetividad

      • Fernando Montero Moliner
      Pages 209-228
    3. Becoming of Ego and the Incarnated Subject

      • Masayuki Hakoishi
      Pages 249-266
    4. Reason in Vital Experience in Ortega Y Gasset

      • Jesús Conill
      Pages 267-277
  6. Human Creative Virtualities Radiating at Their Peak

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 279-280

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).

Keywords

  • Edmund Husserl
  • concept
  • phenomenology

Editors and Affiliations

  • The World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and Learning, Belmont, USA

    Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Phenomenology of Life and the Human Creative Condition

  • Book Subtitle: Book I Laying Down the Cornerstones of the Field

  • Editors: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

  • Series Title: Analecta Husserliana

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2604-7

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-7923-4445-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-90-481-4805-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-017-2604-7

  • Series ISSN: 0167-7276

  • Series E-ISSN: 2542-8330

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 562

  • Topics: Phenomenology, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind

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eBook USD 269.00
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  • ISBN: 978-94-017-2604-7
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Softcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 349.99
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