The Origins of Life

The Origins of Life : The Primogenital Matrix of Life and Its Context

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Life appears ungraspable, yet its understanding lies at the heart of current preoccupations. In our attempt to understand life through its origins, the ambition of the present collection is to unravel the network of the origin of the various spheres of sense that carry it onwards. The primogenital matrix of generation (Tymieniecka), elaborated as the fulcrum of this collection, elucidates the main riddles of the scientific / philosophical controversies concerning the status of various spheres that seek to make sense of life.
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  • Hardback | 386 pages
  • 147.3 x 223.5 x 30.5mm | 657.72g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • 3 Tables, black and white; XIV, 386 p.
  • 0792362462
  • 9780792362463

Table of contents

Acknowledgements. The Theme: The Origins of Life/the Primogenital Religion of Sense. Overture. The Tree of Life in Aesthetic Inspiration. Leonardo's Sala Delle Asse and Sullivan's Organic Architecture; P. Trutty-Goohill. Inaugural Study. Origins of Life and the New Critique of Reason; A.-T. Tymieniecka. Creative Timber: Poets and Trees; N. Goldfarb. The Tree of the Credo: Symbolism of the Tree in Medieval Images of the Christian Creed; S.B. Simor. Section I: The Dialogue Between Life Sciences and Philosophy. The Origin of Life: Individuation and Evolutionism; V.S. Rai. On the Metaphysical Foundations of Life; B. Ogrodnik. Creative Emergence and Complexity Theory; A.J. Antonites. Contemporary Life Sciences and the Scientific Worldview; S. Spassov. On Some Problems Concerning Observation of Biological Systems; P. Lenartowicz, J. Koszteyn. Life-Space and Life-World: Merleau-Ponty on Situations; R. Zembahs. Section II: Primal Origin, Individuation, Interplay. The Construction of the Concept `The Omnividual'; B. Tjellander. The Mathematical Horizon of the Future; G. Graff, K. Dzediziul. The Individualism of Twentieth-Century Phenomenology and Existentialism; H. Szabala. Is Phenomenology as a Science Possible? Reading Heidegger's Viewpoint; W. Pawliszyn. Self-Interpretation of Time as a Rule of Individuation in Scheler's, Dilthey's and Heidegger's Concepts of Man; J. Brejdak. Section III: The Transitions of Sense: Body, Organism, Conscious Life. The Body and the Self-Identification of conscious Life, the Science of Man Between Physiology and Psychology in Maine de Biran; C. Canullo. The Reciprocity of Human Organism and Circumstance: An Ecological Approach to Understanding the Actions and Experiences of an Human Organism in its Environment; W.K. Rogers. Die Sprache des Traumes und der Traum der Sprache: Beitrag zur Phanomenologie der Traume in den kritischen Lebenssituationen; E. Syristova. The Connection Between Phenomenological Culture and the Clinical Practice of Psychiatry; B. Callieri. The Dyadics of Complementarity: Towards a New Vision of Reality; E.V. Altekar. Giving Form to Life: Processes of Functionalization and of Work in Max Scheler; D. Verducci. The Consciousness Corporeality Problem; S.V. Komarov. Death as a Limit of Phenomenology, the Notion of Death from Husserl to Derrida; J. Kauppinen. A Possible Reason for the `Fatal Vision' of the Famous American Surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald; J. Grzeszczuk. Reflexion and the Universal Structures of Consciousness; A. Kuzmin. Appendix: Program of the Gdansk Congress.
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