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Communicative Virtues of A-T. Tymieniecka’s Phenomenology of Life

  • Daniela VerducciEmail author
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Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 117)

Abstract

It did not seem truly possible that Nietzsche’s expectations could be met: that being and becoming could converge in one λόγος/logos and that the latter in turn, freed from both the confines of monism and the reductionism of dualism, could unfold in the previously unknown metamorphic form, which is able to draw together (=λέγειν/legein) the entities that change and become, in the infinite multiformity of their states, passages, forms and conditions. Yet this is precisely what the phenomenology of life is able to announce: the search for the principle of all things has been reanimated and has begun again to dare to know, according to the Kantian motto: “Sapere aude!”. Between the animate and inanimate, the human and non-human, and the numerous polarities that have crystallized in the modern course of thought, the new ontological hermeneutics made possible by the ontopoiesis of life is building new logoic bridges that open Post-Modernity to a new Enlightenment. The work of intuitive re-sowing of the terrain of Husserlian phenomenology that A-T. Tymieniecka has carried out for 40 years, and which culminates in the development of the phenomenology of life, has in fact manifested the metamorphic logos in the creative acts of the individual living human being; it presides over every inorganic, organic and conscious make-being. From this communicative discovery the precious possibility of a new inquiry of philosophia prima arises.

Keywords

Husserlian Phenomenology Pulsate Heart Cultural Capability Transcendental Consciousness Spiritual Speculation 
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  1. 1.Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and TourismUniversity of MacerataMacerataItaly

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