Creative Virtualities in Human Self-Interpretation-in-Culture

Creative Virtualities in Human Self-Interpretation-in-Culture : Phenomenology of Life and the Human Creative Condition (Book IV)

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It would seem that modern humanity has unthroned the human spirit, undercutting the very foundation of the validity of truth, moral values and principles. There appears to be no attempt to discern what is beautiful and true: it is functional and pragmatic usefulness that seem to dominate human evaluations and transactions with other humans and, indeed, animals. Humanity is becoming detached from the `higher' aesthetic, moral and intellectual works of the human spirit and thus the life of the spirit is often situated on the other side of a gulf, opposed to science with its rationality. Culture is in danger of becoming reduced to science. In other words, the great metaphysical questions - those of telos, of sense - often are answered in terms of scientific conceptions. But these are at least incomplete, if not fragmentary, and in principle hypothetical, which still leaves the questions unanswered.
But it is culture that is the manifestation of the human spirit, being the historical process of human self-interpretation-in-existence. All manifestations of the creative forge of the human being find a role in the fabric of culture, which involves progressively widening circles of the human community, demanding an integration and attunement with others in their changing conditions of life. This consideration of culture involves all areas of philosophical reflection: moral, aesthetic, metaphysical, epistemological, semiological, cognitive, and more.
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  • Hardback | 387 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23.88mm | 1,640g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English, French, German, Spanish
  • 1998 ed.
  • XII, 387 p.
  • 0792345452
  • 9780792345459

Table of contents

Part One: The Ethical Impulse in Husserl: Individual, Culture, Humanity. The Ethical Evolution of Mankind in Husserl's Phenomenology; E. Buceniece. Husserl and the Tradition; G.E. Overvold. Der ethische Impuls der Husserlschen Phanomenologie; C. Spahn. Part Two: Valuation, Culture, Ideologies. Phenomenology and Multiculturalism: Moving Beyond Assimilation and Utter Diversity through a Substantive Pluralism; J.F. Burke. Our Values of Expectation/Expedition: Study of their Hebrew Origin; O. Fullat i Genis. Arquitectonica de la etica de la liberacion: Para una etica de la vida del sujeto humano; E. Dussel. Value Orientation and Human Creativity; C.J. Ramos-Mattei. Roman Ingarden's Philosophy of Culture: An Attempt at a Reconstruction; Z. Majewska. On the Alleged Dilemma in a Work Being both African and Philosophy; J.I. Unah. Part Three: The Meanders of the Individual's Attunement and Integration with Others Within the Cultural Harmonisation. Commonplaceness as a Difficult Situation for Man; K. Danecka-Szopowa. On the Significance of Animate Form; M. Sheets-Johnstone. Heart Transplantation: A Corporeality Perspective; M.L. Pfeiffer. Analyzing Images of the Future: The Ironic Twist; C. Bjurvill. La phenomanologie de la formation: Les aspects du probleme; R. Teltcharova-Kourenkova, E. Plekhanov, S. Sisova. Part Four: Missing and Retrieving the Spontaneous Participation with the Other within the Cultural Network of Life. The One and the Many in the Schizophrenic Life-World: The `Zenonian Syndrome'; E. Syristova. Phenomenological Psychopathology of Interpersonal Communications: A Point of View; B. Callieri. OnHuman Alienation : A Phenomenological Inquiry of the Schizoid Personality; E. Bolivar. La profundidad: Un enfoque dimensional de mi encuentro con el otro; M. Jarquin M. Intersubjective Communication and Psycho-Impairment; M.R. Barral. Part Five: Morality Oscillating Between Good and Evil. The Language of Evil: Hannah Arendt and the Abstract Expressionist Response to the Second World War; S. Zucker. Foreknowledge, Free Will and Modal Logic; Y. Ronen. Nothing In or Out of the World is All Good or All Bad, All Gods Included; F. Sontag. Index of Names.
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