Phenomenology of Life and the Human Creative Condition
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Phenomenology of Life and the Human Creative Condition : Book I Laying Down the Cornerstones of the Field

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Self-individualization has been interpreted as the process in which the all-embracing Self unfolds into an infinite variety of different individ- uals, plants, animals and men. A comparison of the different ways in which the Self manifests itself in the biological and psychological devel- opmental processes, or in a visionary image of the undivided Self, reveals the same basic structure of expression. The Self, the one, is represented by a circular domain, and comprises a basic inner duality, the two, creating a paradox of conflicting opposites. In the undivided Self the two give rise to a trinity in which, however, a quatemity is hidden. The latter expresses itself in this world as the four basic forces, the four Elements or the four main archetypes, specifying the possibilities or development in space and time. Self-individualization starts with the first appearance of a primary structure of an individual sub-Self. This is the fifth basic force, the fifth Element. Further development is character- ized by four generative principles: 1st, the principle of wholeness: connection and integration (being oriented to remaining whole or restoring wholeness); 2nd, the principle of complementarity and com- pensation (a periodic shift between opposing influences); 3rd, the enstructuring principle (causing the relative stability of the spatial appear- ance of the manifest structure), and 4th, the principle of gesture (resulting in a gradual stepwise development of that structure into a full-grown individual).
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  • Hardback | 562 pages
  • 149.86 x 218.44 x 43.18mm | 952.54g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • XVIII, 562 p.
  • 0792344456
  • 9780792344452

Table of contents

The Great Plan of Life: The Phenomenology of Life's Return to the Sources of Western Philosophy; A-T. Tymieniecka. Part One: Life, Logos, Phenomenon. Life as Logos and Tao: On Husserl's Ideas and the Comparative Study of Western and Chinese Philosophies; Liu Qingping. Logos, Telos and the Lived World: A View in Phenomenological Reflection; D. Sinha. The Pseudo-Concepts Phenomenon and LambdaOmicronGammaOmicronSigma in the Phenomenological Philosophies: A Viable Alternative; H. Matthai. The Leibnizian Dimension of Husserl's Phenomenology; A. Giuculescu. Part Two: Self-Individualisation of Life: Ingathering and Outward Radiation. The Intrinsic Value of Life and the Problem of Natural Teleology; F. Soontiens. Predetermination and Change in Living Beings: A Study Based on Nicolai Hartmann's Contribution; C. Minguez. The Self-Individualization of Life: Parallels between the Generative Principles in Psychological and Biological Development; T.E. Sprey. Emanuel Swedenborg's Physical and Metaphysical Revelation; C.A. Blom-Dahl. Metaphysics and Vitalism in Henri Bergson's Biophilosophy: A New Look; S. Spassov. Part Three: The Ego, Subjectivity, and the Incarnated Subject. El mito de la subjetividad; F. Montero Moliner. Ortega y Gasset's Executive I and his Criticism of Phenomenological Idealism; F. Lopez-Frias. Becoming of Ego and the Incarnated Subject; M. Hakoishi. Reason in Vital Experience in Ortega y Gasset; J. Conill. Part Four: Human Creative Virtualities Radiating at Their Peak. The Creative Source: Rodin; M. Kronegger. Visualizing Tymieniecka's Poetica Nova; P. Trutty-Coohill. Authenticity and Creativity: An Existentialist Perspective; V.C. Thomas. TheOntology of Artistic Time and the Phenomenology of Husserl; N.A. Kormine. Part Five: Life Timing Itself Creatively Throughout and Beyond. A Bridge to Temporality: Phenomenological Reflections on the Presence of Things Past and Future According to St. Augustine's Confessions; J. Garcia-Gomez. Actio, Passio et Creatio in the Endliche und ewige Philosophie of Edith Stein: A Poetico-Personal Response to the Challenges of Postmodernity; A. Calcagno. Meister Eckhart on Temporality and the `Now': A Phenomenological-Hermeneutical Interpretation; I. Landau. Zen and Tymieniecka's Three Movements of the Soul; D. Zelinski. Part Six: Creative Permeation of Vital Sense: The Aesthetic Sense of Life and Science. The Imagination as the Origin of Science: Rupture and Continuity with the Quotidian Lifeworld; L. Flores H. From Mourning to Melancholy: Toward a Phenomenology of the Modern Human Condition; W. Ba us. Mimesis, law and Medicine; J.M. Broekman. Part Seven: Attunement of Sameness and Alterity in the Cultural and Societal Networks of Life. A. Schutz: Phenomenology and Understanding Sociology; C. Lopez Saenz. A Cultural Archaeology of the Insane Genius; S.G. Schull. Schizophrenia as a Problem of the Theory of Intersubjectivity; V. Borodulin, A. Vasiljev, V. Popov. Regne animal and humain: Nature intersubjective; J. Sivak. Part Eight: Drive Toward the Unity-of-Everything-There-Is-Alive. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka's Philosophy of Life and the Fostering of Ecological Thing; Z. Ikere. Spirit in Flames: Toward a Postmodern-Ecological Phenomenology; D.R. White. On the
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