The Life of Being Refound with the Phenomenology of Life of Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

  • Daniela VerducciEmail author
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 110)


In the heart of the more objectivistic line of Rationalism, Leibniz planted an ontological seed of vital spontaneity that would bear fruit three centuries later in the reflective conversion of Husserlian phenomenology into the one subjective/objective field of research of the Erlebnisse and of the Sachen selbst. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka carries out and gives structure to these ideas of philosophical solidarity between spirit and life, both pursuing the subjective road in empathizing with the profound intentionality of her masters, Leibniz and Ingarden in primis, and applying herself to the objective level to give rise to a phenomenology of phenomenology, through which she intends to realize an intuitive re-seeding of phenomenology itself. The surprising result of this phenomenological work has been the discover of the ontopoietic logos of life, which runs through and pervades every sphere of being, from the physical to the metaphysical level, with its expansive and evolutive dynamic of impetus and equipoise. Thus Tymieniecka threw open the ancient Parmenidean concept of being as a “mass of well rounded sphere” to the spectacle of being that gushes and runs in history, as if surging from an inexhaustible spring.


Sufficient Reason Moral Sense Pure Reason Phenomenological Inquiry Original Title 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MacerataMacerataItaly

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