The Birth of Man

  • Johanna Oksala
Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 49)


The miracle that saves the world, the realm of human affairs, from its normal, ‘natural’ ruin is ultimately the fact of natality, in which the faculty of action is ontologically rooted. It is, in other words, the birth of new men and the new beginning, the action they are capable of by virtue of being born. Only the full experience of this capacity can bestow upon human affairs faith and hope [...] It is this faith in and hope for the world that found perhaps its most glorious and most succinct expression in the few words with which the Gospels announced the ‘glad tidings’: ‘A child has been born unto us’ (Arendt 1998, 247).


Sense Constitution Constitutive Condition Transcendental Phenomenology Phenomenological Investigation Transcendental Subjectivity 
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  • Johanna Oksala
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  1. 1.Academy of FinlandUniversity of HelsinkiFinland

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