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Creative Philosophizing: Tying Tymieniecka’s “Imaginatio Creatrix” to the Moral Experience of Life

  • Carmen Cozma
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 119)

Abstract

Beyond any fashionable attempts of emphasizing à outrance the signs of fragmentation and pluralism, of deconstructing language and dissolving of the self, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka chose to create a very personal philosophical work in a constructive and harmonious tonality able to offer some necessary pivots in the searching and deciphering of the meaning of life. Founding her Phenomenology of Life on the uniqueness of the creative human being, she unfolds a dynamic and holistic vision – a cosmic one, of tension-into-equilibrium – challenging to continuously re-think and more deeply understand the human condition in the given world, in the design of the “Ontopoiesis of Life”. A hermeneutic approach opens the horizon of “self-interpretation in life” within its inward-outward expanse, on the ground of the inner workings of the “logos of life” – the reason of all things, encompassing not only logical, but imaginative and creative energies. We try to pursue part of the nuclear message of the Tymienieckan phenomenological enterprise, focusing on the actualization of the creative potential to philosophizing about life, by highlighting the role of the “Imaginatio Creatrix” and the significance of moral living, towards a meaningful comprehension of beingness-in-becoming.

Keywords

Tymieniecka Logos of life Imaginatio Creatrix Moral experience Cosmos 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” UniversityIașiRomania

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