Advertisement

The Passions of the Soul and the Elements in the Onto-Poiesis of Culture

The Life-Significance of Literature
  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Chapter
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 28)

Abstract

Traditional ontology and metaphysics inquired into the last principles and innermost structures of what is. They assumed the status quo of the world, the cosmos, and of objectivity as such. Overwhelmed by the power of the physical elemental forces with Nature, by then unreachable stars and planets and by their seeming endurance while human life surges, develops, and unfailingly declines toward extinction, the traditional ontologies sought in the notion “Being” an ever-present, and everywhere the same last principle that maintains whatever there is whether in stasis or in flux.

Keywords

Human Condition Literary Work Filial Piety Elemental Passion Human Soul 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Notes

  1. 1.
    Miguel de Unamuno, Como se Hace una novela (Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1985), p. 120.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ibid., pp. 119–120.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Ibid., p. 119.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature, trans. Patrick Creagh (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1987), p. 39.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Ibid., p. 41.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Ibid., p. 44.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Ibid., p. 45.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Ibid., p. 49.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Ernesto Sabato, Abaddón el exterminador (Barcelona: Editorial Seix Barrai, 1985).Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Logos and Life, Book 1, Creative Experience and the Critique of Reason (Dordrecht, Boston, London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1988).Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Georges de Scudery, “Observations sur Le Cid” April 1637.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Mathelot, Memoires, Champoin 1920.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    August Strindberg, “Author’s Foreword,” Miss Julie in Six Plays by Strindberg, trans. E. Sprigge (Garden City, N.J.: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1955), p. 63.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Ibid., p. 65.Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Ibid., p. 65.Idem.Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Ibid., p. 66.Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Herman Melville, Moby Dick, or the White Whale (Norwalk, Conn.: The Easton Press, 1977), p. 173.Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Ibid., p. 173.Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    Ibid., p. 174.Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    Ibid., pp. 85–86.Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    Ibid., p. 178.Google Scholar
  22. 22.
    Ibid., p. 557.Google Scholar
  23. 23.
    Ibid., p. 558.Google Scholar
  24. 24.
    Ibid., p. 581.Google Scholar
  25. 25.
    Ibid., p. 582.Google Scholar
  26. 26.
    Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim (New York: The Crowell-Collier Publ. Co., 1962), p. 33.Google Scholar
  27. 27.
    Ibid., p. 82.Google Scholar
  28. 28.
    Ibid., p. 52.Google Scholar
  29. 29.
    Ibid., p. 89.Google Scholar
  30. 30.
    Ibid., p. 54.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations