Scintillations: An Introduction to the Volume
This introductory essay does not summarize the work presented in the volume, but rather begins at the beginning (Fig. 1): the wonder of our own existence in a magnificent universe that we can appreciate, but never fully understand. Such an awareness is captured in the gentlest of human utterances, the lullaby. The essay’s phenomenological analysis of Jane Turner’s “The Star” turns toward Franz Rosenzweig’s 1923 discussions of wonder and the healthy human mind. This naturally leads to essays within the volume itself: Daniel Hughes’ characterization of Husserl’s championing of pre-theoretical conditioning life, Witold Płotka’s treatment of doxa and the natural attitude in Husserl, and finally Annabella Duforourq’s analysis and Lena Hopsch’s description of Merleau-Ponty’s “cosmic flesh.”
KeywordsWonder Lullaby. cosmos Textual analysis Federico Garcia Lorca Jane Turner Anna Teresa Tymineniecka Edmund Husserl Franz Rosenzweig gesunder Menschenverstand
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