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The Ontopoietic Self-Individualization of Being: In Search of the Foothold of Change, Becoming and Transformation

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 60)

Abstract

Let us now briefly survey the state of both science and philosophy while outlining the concept of the ontopoiesis of life within the theory of the philosophy/phenomenology of life and of the human condition. In this alliance philosophy has to take into consideration the insights into the nature of the fleetingness and relative stability of things, into the nature of thinghood as rooted in the constructive chaos and regulating systems which science is uncovering. In turn, if philosophy will just leave behind as its main occupation the dismantling of the ideas proposed by historically acknowledged thinkers, comparing and criticizing them and combining them in new schemata (certainly a useful and even indispensable work), and will lift the intuitive mind above pedestrian scholarship toward real thinking, focusing upon the creative sphere of the mind’s powers, and through its meanders seek the “real” nature of things, things as they “really are,” it will join the discoverer, the experimenter and bring to scientific explorations its own input.

Keywords

Intentional Object Catastrophe Theory Contemporary Science Creative Mind Creative Endeavor 
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Notes

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    Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Why Is There Something Rather than Nothing? Prolegomena to the Phenomenology of Cosmic Creation ( Assen: Royal Van Gorcum, 1966 ).Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    • 1
  1. 1.The World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and LearningUSA

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