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Memory and Creativity in The Context of Ontopoiesis of Beingness: A-T. Tymieniecka and A. Bergson

  • Elga Freiberga
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 101)

The question of memory nowadays is connected with the problems of psychology and cognitive sciences that envisage a more simplified look at the problems. There are but few philosophers who mark the metaphysical perspective of memory; this view is represented by the French philosopher Henri Bergson’s ideas that shed a brilliant light on the humanized features of time and memory. Memory as creativity, as the framework of the metaphysical totality of life is strikingly marked also in A-T. Tymieniecka’s philosophy. The principal theme of the report is the link between memory and creativity in A-T. Tymieniecka’s and H. Bergson’s philosophies. In A-T. Tymieniecka’s philosophy the problem of memory is given a multi-faceted examination singling out the creative role of memory in the perfection of the stages of life while reaching the onto-poetic progress of man’s self-individualization. Memory essentially permeates the very concept of onto-poiesis; it is the leitmotif of this concept. In a way this view unites the opposition of Bergson’s pure memory and Proustian affective memory highlighting the wholeness of life stages and man’s creativity relationships. The concept of memory is to be closely connected with the concept of the Logos of life.

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Mental Life French Philosopher Creative Ability Pure Memory Live Presence 
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