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Aesthetic Enchantment

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Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 65)

Abstract

I will attempt in this study to show that aesthetic enchantment is the highest point of the crystallization of the Human Condition as well as the crux of the matter when it comes to the human being’s metaphysical consideration of reality.

Keywords

Moral Truth Ultimate Truth Metaphysical Question Creative Imagination Divine Power 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    George B. Walsh, The Varieties of Enchantment. Early Greek Views of the Nature and Function of Poetry (Chapel Hill, London: University of North Carolina Press, 1988).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Hesiod’s Theogony, trans. Richard Caldwell (Cambridge: Focus Classical Library, 1987).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Aeschylus, The Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides,trans. Michael Ewans (London: Everyman, J. M. Dent, 1995).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Cf. Edgar A. Dryden, Nathaniel Hawthorne, the Poetics of Enchantment (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1977).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    See Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Logos and Life,Book 1: Creative Experience and the Critique of Reason,Analecta Husserliana, XXIV (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1988); Logos and Life,Book 2: The Three Movements of the Soul,Analecta Husserliana, XXV (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1988); Logos and Life,Book 3: The Passions of the Soul and the Elements in the Ontopoiesis of Culture. The Life Significance of Literature (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990).Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, “Poetica Nova,” Analecta Husserliana,Vol. XII (Dordrecht: D. Reidel, 1982), pp. 1-93, and idem., Logos and Life, Book 3: The Passions of the Soul and the Elements in the Ontopoiesis of Culture, op. cit.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The World Phenomenology InstituteBelmontUSA

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