The Theme: A New Copernican Turn in Western Culture - Toward the Alliance between Philosophy of Life and the Sciences of Life. Inaugural Essay: The Ontopoietic Self-Individualisation of Being - in Search for the Foothold of Change, Becoming and Transformation; A-T. Tymieniecka. Part I: Individuality and Complexity - Classic Questions Pertaining to the Ontopoiesis of Life. Nature and Individuality; F. Moiso. Faktizitat und Individualitat - Der fruhe Heidegger und Aristoteles; T. Shikaya. Life and Human Life in Max Scheler - Phenomenological Problems of Identification and Individualization; D. Verducci. The Lifeworld as Hermeneutical Principle for Understanding Human Condition: Functions and Limits of the `Everyday Life' Concept; M.L. Perri. The Phenomenological Conception of Quantum Theory and the Polyphony of Modern Fiction; M.G. Dolidze. Outlines of an Axiology of Human Creations; A. Giuculescu. Part II: Self-Revelation of Life and its Human Sphere. The Ideals of Life in Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka's Thought; M.P. Migon. The Cosmic Tree According to le Clezio in Le proces verbal, Desert and Le chercheur d'or; I. Gillet. Poetic Inspiration and the Renewal of Life: Le songe de Vaux; M. Kronegger. Groundwork for Ontopoietics; A. Dominguez Rey. Stefan Zweig and the Secret of Artistic Creation; C. Berthold. Une approche phenomenologique de la musique byzantine; V. Vasile. Calvinistic Anthropology and French Poetry in the Sixteenth Century: Purity and Guilt in the Baroque Age; E. Rizzuti, D. Monda. Imagination and Practical Creativity in Paul Ricoeur; M.A. Cecilia. Party III: The Existential Spread. A Phenomenological Psychology ofEmotion: From Sartre's Esquisse d'une theorie des emotions to Ignacio Matte Blanco's Biological Theory; M. Durst. Solipsism, Empathy, Otherness On Husserl's Overcoming of the `Closure' of the I, to Otherness as a Guarantee of an `Aperture' to the World; I.A. Bianchi. Ontological Insecurity, Existential Self-Analysis and Literature: The Case of Henry James; S. du Plock. The Construction of Reality in the Magic World; M. Sehdev. The Phenomenon of Loneliness and the Meta-Theory of Consciousness; V. Borodulin, A. Vasiliev. Economy and Social Planning Economic Development and the Mobilization of Society's Basic Resources; P. Trupia. The Embodied Politics of Thomas Hobbes; V. Gehring. Ideology, Utopia and Religion: The Monumental and Absolute Metaphors of Social Imagination; J.C. Couceiro-Bueno. Friedrich Nietzsche: Bringing Truth to Life; F. Totaro. Part IV: Continuities/Discontinuities of Life's Expansion. On a Phenomenological Analysis of the `Erlebnis' of Time; A. Rizzacasa. How to Wake up from Descartes' Dream or the Impossibility of a Complete Reduction; E.C. Wait. Teleological Explanations and Reductionism in Molecular Biology; S. Spassov. Life and Negativity Towards an Ontology of Human Lack; R. Giusti. Human Creative Activity as Separability of Principles: The Possibility of Good and Evil; M. Millucci. Realism and Faith in Transformation through the Creativeness of a Conscious Life Simone Weil (1909 1943); G. Fiori. Index of Names.