Modern Eco-Philosophy and Phenomenology of Life on Human Positioning in the Cosmos: A.-T. Tymieniecka and Henryk Skolimowski in Comparison

  • Jan Szmyd
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU)


The article discusses the characteristic types of metaphysics of Nature and Life, man and morality, contained in “Phenomenology of Life” of A.-T. Tymieniecka and eco-philosophy of H. Skolimowski. These essentially different structures of ontological, anthropological, ethical and social thought are discussed with a premise that in the complex process of philosophical cognition of reality, different manners of “interpreting” and explaining the subject matter of study frequently lead to similar results. Meaningful examples of this specific epistemological “affliction” are the philosophical concepts of nature and the human world [culture, civilization, morality] discussed in the article of the two leading co-creators of modern philosophy: A.-T. Tymieniecka and H. Skolimowski. The article shows similarities and differences in the theoretical and axiological/ normative stance of these two outstanding creative personalities and the warning, expressed unanimously by them, regarding the serious threats to the modern civilization and even the future of the human race, resulting from erroneous developmental premises and irrational directions of transformations in the collective and individual life in the globalizing world.


Modern Philosophy Moral Sense Human World Philosophical Concept Moral Culture 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Szmyd
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of KrakowKrakowPoland

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