Life - The Outburst of Life in the Human Sphere
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Life - The Outburst of Life in the Human Sphere : Scientific Philosophy / Phenomenology of Life and the Sciences of Life. Book II

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Science and philosophy have both undergone radical transformations in recent times. Now they are poised for a pivotal alliance. Science has abandoned the mechanistic model of nature. Philosophy has broken through the tight, traditional circle of conceptualisation, intellectualistic preconceptions and cognitive presuppositions. The two now meet to focus on the palpitating, fluctuating stream of nature/life. Their traditional prejudices dispersed under the pressure of new evidence, philosophy/phenomenology of life and the sciences of life meet in the Archimedean point of the human creative condition (proper to the phenomenology of life) and the role of the human subject (central to the scientific view of reality). They necessitate each other: without the sciences of life, philosophy/phenomenology of life cannot penetrate the intricacies of nature/life; without recourse to philosophy to delineate, design, provide clues to the organisation of natural evidence, the sciences of life cannot devise new strategies for inquiry nor survey their field.
The present collection throws open the barriers that separate nature and culture, works of physis and those of the spirit. Following the philosophical model of the ontopoieisis of life, focusing on its specifically human sphere - that of the human self-interpretation-in-existence - it encircles the vast, new horizons of the new alliance.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 514 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 33.27mm | 2,070g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • XVI, 514 p.
  • 0792351428
  • 9780792351429

Table of contents

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.
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