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TitleDoes the World Exist? [electronic resource] : Plurisignificant Ciphering of Reality / edited by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2004
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Descript XXXII, 888 p. online resource


"Does the World exist?" There would be no reason to resurrect this question of modernity from its historical oblivion were it not for the fact that recent evolution in science and technology, impregnating culture, makes us wonder about the nature of reality, of the world we are living in, and of our status as living beings within it. Thus great metaphysical subjacent queries are forcefully revived, calling for new investigations to proceed in the light of the innumerable novel insights of science. This collection presents a wealth of material toward an elaboration of a new metaphysical groundwork of the ontopoiesis/ phenomenology of life sought to effect such investigations. The classic postulates of the metaphysics of reality, those of necessity and certainty here find a new formulation. Away from sclerotized ontological and cognitive assumptions and congenial with the views of contemporary science, the understanding of reality, of our world of life, and of ourselves within it is to be sought in the existential/ontopoietic ciphering of life (Tymieniecka)


Section I Framing The Ontopoietic Vision Of The World And Existence -- The Human Creative Condition Between Autopoiesis and Ontopoiesis in the Thought of Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka -- Ethical Remarks around the Specifically Human Existence in the Phenomenology of Life -- The Role of Ciphering in Phenomenology of Life -- โ{128}{156}Man-Worldโ{128}{157}; โ{128}{156}Man-Natureโ{128}{157}: Reflections on โ{128}{156}Feelingโ{128}{157} and Acting -- Ekstasy of the World/Immanence of Life. Michel Henry, Reader of Husserl -- Anna-Teresa Tymienieckaโ{128}{153}s Way through Philosophy, Science and Art -- Section II: Toward Lifting of the Classical Controversy Idealism/Realism -- The Controversy about the Existence of the World in Edmund Husserlโ{128}{153}s Phenomenological School: A. Reinach, R. Ingarden, H. Conrad-Martius, E. Stein -- The Phenomenological Status of the World: Possibility and Actuality -- The Advance of the Sense of the Controversy over the Existence of the World โ{128}{148} Heideggerian Work as an Example. A metaphilosophical Experience -- Reality as โ{128}{156}Lifeโ{128}{157} and โ{128}{156}Vitalityโ{128}{157}: The Idealism-Realism of Max Scheler -- The Problem of the World: Merleau-Ponty on Flesh, Soul and Place -- The Critique of the Phenomenological Concept of the World according to Michel Henry -- Section III: Transcendentalism Revisited -- An Archeology of Beginnings: Phenomenology and the Space of the World -- Edmund Husserl: Empathy and the Transcendental Constitution of the World -- Worlds Apart? Sartreโ{128}{153}s and Merleau-Pontyโ{128}{153}s Transition from Transcendental to Ontological Perspective on the Nature of the World -- On โ{128}{156}Enworldingโ{128}{157} Transcendental Subjectivity: Rethinking a Misleading Metaphor -- The Transcendental-Phenomenological Meaning of the Notion of โ{128}{156}Experienceโ{128}{157} in the Philosophies of E. Husserl and J. Dewey -- Section IV: Ciphering the Plurisignificant Sharing of Existence -- Interhuman Communication beyond the Limits of Time (Gadamer) and the Temporality of Lonely Dasein (Heidegger) -- A. Schutzโ{128}{153}s Contribution to Phenomenological Theory of Intersubjectivity -- Ingarden and the Philologists -- Narrative Self and World -- Ontopoiesis of Life and New Horizons in Humanitarian Education -- Intentionality and the โ{128}{156}Being-in-the-Languageโ{128}{157} of Michel Foucault -- Outlooking: Notes and Drafts on Abstraction and Memory -- Dream and Myth: Cognitive and Ontological Value -- Knowledge of the World or World of Knowledge -- Ontopoรฉtica del Significante: El Palpo del Signo -- Section V: The Creating Ciphering of Reality by Art -- The Wisdom of Michelangeloโ{128}{153}s Creation of Adam -- Artistic and Aesthetic Values as the Ontological Foundation for the World of the Literary Work -- A World of Art, Politics, Passion and Betrayal: Trotsky, Rivera and Breton and Manifesto: Towards A Free Revolutionary Art (1938) -- From Hegel to Ingarden: Aesthetic Objects and the โ{128}{156}Creationโ{128}{157} of the World -- Phenomenology of the Poetical -- Section VI: The Worlds of Human Inward-Outward Existential Radiation of Reality -- Monade et Monde. Rรฉflexions sur les โ{128}{156}Mรฉditations Cartesiennesโ{128}{157} de E. Husserl -- Lโ{128}{153}ethique phรฉnomรฉnologique dโ{128}{153} Edmund Husserl ร  Max S cheler -- Human Dignity and the Objectification of the Human Being -- Causality and Freedom in Roman Ingarden -- The Promised Land, the Denied Land -- Section VII: The Cultural Ciphers of the World -- Phenomenology as a Fact of Cultural History -- A Heideggerian Defense of Phenomenology Against Adomoโ{128}{153}s Negative Dialectical Critique -- The Gods of Time: Husserl, the Maya, and the Pre-scientific World -- How does the Snake Exist in the Rope? The Controversy about the Status of the Existence of the World in Classical Indian Throught -- Lifeworld: A Comparative Study of Some Aspects of Chinese and Husserlian Theory -- The World as an Eternal Entity and Vitalogical Living Reality -- Chinese Tales of Origin: A Hermeneutics of Narrative Discourse -- Section VIII: The New Ciphering of the Constant Coordinates of the World and Existence -- Thinking with the Skin: The Problem of Space in Modern Philosophy: E. Husserl and A-T. Tymieniecka -- Temporalization of the Body within Phenomenology and the Metaphysics of Manifestation -- The Metaphysical Foundations of Environmental Philosophy -- Toward a Phenomenological Grounding of the Geographical Conception of Therapeutic Landscapes -- Section IX: Some Contributions to the Scientific Interpretation of the Origins of Life -- Birth and Natality in Hannah Arendt -- Psychopathologies and Cultural Factors: Some Neo-evolutionist Perspectives -- An Historical Approach to Ontopoiesis of Life and Mind. The Philosophy of J. C. Smuts -- Science and Reality -- Systems as Emergent Phenomena -- A Classification of the Approaches to the Ontology of Possible Worlds -- Towards the Philosophical Swann -- Index of Names

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