The Reincarnating Mind, or the Ontopoietic Outburst in Creative Virtualities

The Reincarnating Mind, or the Ontopoietic Outburst in Creative Virtualities : Harmonisations and Attunement in Cognition, the Fine Arts, Literature Phenomenology of Life and the Human Creative Condition (Book II)

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Tymieniecka's phenomenology of life reverses current priorities, stressing the primogenital role of aesthetic enjoyment, rather than cognition, as typifying the Human Condition. The present collection offers clues to a crucial breakthrough in the perennial uncertainties about the powers and prerogatives of the human mind. It proposes human creativity as the pivot of the mind's genesis and its endowment. In the midst of the current defiance of the transcendental certainties of cognition, this turn to the creative act of the human being represents a radical reversion to an approach to human powers that is predominated by the aesthetic virtualities of the Human Condition. The collection lays down the foundations for a new discovery of the human mind, addressing the `plumbing' of the functional system that originates in the creative potentiality of the Human Condition, undercutting the currently prevalent empirical reductionism.
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  • Hardback | 389 pages
  • 154.94 x 226.06 x 30.48mm | 680.39g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • XII, 389 p.
  • 0792344618
  • 9780792344612

Table of contents

Part One: Bringing Forth Some Basic Points of Human Creativity. Road-Signs to `Creativity'; J.J. Venter. How I Went Up to Image Phenomenology and Came Down Entangled...; P. Trutty-Coohill. Art as Moral Gamble: Phenomenological Aspects of Creative Responsibility.; S. Magala. The Creative Virtuality of Negritude in Brazilian Literature; N. Campi de Castro. Being and the Creative Power of Language (the Late Heidegger); A. Pigalev. Part Two: Experience, Judgement, Imagination, Emotion. Beyond Semiological Reductionism: Transcendental Philosophy and Transcendence; M.C. Dillon. From Experience to Judgment in the Aftermath of Postmodern Critique; C.O. Schrag. Transversal Rationality, Rhetoric, and the Imagination: Probability and Contingency in Experience and Judgment; R.E. Ramsey. Poetry and Emotion: Psychoanalysis and the Ontology of Lyric; W. Salomon. Landscape and Alienation in the Late Nineteenth Century; M. Facos. The Unbearable Lightness of Sacrifice; A. Cristian. Part Three: Infusion of the Aesthetic Sense into Human Experience. Telling Stories; L. Kimmel. Considering Die and Death: Heidegger's Reinterpretation of Husserl's Concept of Truth as the Concept of `Care'; A.C. Canan. The Phenomenological Motives of Heidegger's and Gadamer's Hermeneutics of the Literary Text; S. Tawfik. Language and Experience: On the Subject and Method of Roman Ingarden's Philosophy of Literature.; D. Ulicka. A Hermeneutic Inquiry into Heidegger's Gelassenheit: Thought through Beckett's Waiting for Godot; G. McNeely. Can Women Reign? Schiller's Maria Stuart and the Nemesis.; W.Wittkowski. Part Four: Fine Arts and the Conveying of the Aesthetic Experience. Phenomenological Aesthetics and the Contemporary Arts; M. Pastragus. The Artistic, the Aesthetic and the Function of Art: What Is an Artwork Supposed to Be Appreciated For? Ynhui Park. Reveries on Aesthetics; A.J. Svedlow. Musical and Visual Encounters: An Investigation of the Aesthetic Experience; R. Gangi. Part Five: The Education of the Eye and the Experience of Art. The Education of the Eye and the Experience of Art in Renaissance Italy; A. Bolland. Cutting the Line: The Late Works of Matisse Discussed from a Merleau-Pontean Perspective; J. Andrews. The Advent of the Modern Child and Student: Francois Bonvin's Seated Boy with a Portfolio; J. Miller. Fashion, Commercial Culture and the Femme Fatale: Development of a Feminine Icon in the French Popular Press; E.K. Menon. Index of Names.
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