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AuthorTymieniecka, Anna-Teresa. author
TitleImpetus and Equipoise in the Life-Strategies of Reason [electronic resource] : Logos and Life Book 4 / by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2000
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Descript XXXVII, 684 p. online resource


Employing her original concept of the ontopoiesis of life, the author uncovers the intrinsic law of the primogenital logos - that which operates in the working of the indivisible dyad of impetus and equipoise. This is the crucial, intrinsically motivated device of logoic constructivism. This key instrument is engaged - is at play - at every stage of the advance of life. In a feat unprecedented in the history of western philosophy, the emergence and unfolding of the entire orbit of the human universe is shown to bear out this insight. Furthermore, the intrinsic rhythms of impetus and equipoise are taken as a guide in uncovering the workings of the logos all at once, in contrast to the piecemeal exposition of a single line of argument. In a schema covering the entire career of beingness-in-becoming between the infinities of origin and destiny, an historically unprecedented harmonizing all sectors of rationality is accomplished in a span of reflection comparable to Spinoza's Ethics. The work draws on interdisciplinary investigations in both science and the arts. All of the history of Occidental philosophy finds summary in it, even as feelers, guidelines, leitmotifs are thrown out for its future development. A landmark of Occidental philosophy at the turn of the millennium


Foreground Following the Logos through the Labyrinth of Life -- One From The Elusive Primeval Logos to the Open-Ended Great Plan of Life -- One The Primeval Logos -- Two Life and Non-Life -- Three Life in Its Specifics -- Tying Point One The Manifestation of Life Through the Nature-Life Complex and Its Radius -- Nature -Life -- Two Embodiment And the Transformation of Sense -- One The Embodiment of the Logoic Lifedynamics and The Phases of the Conversion of Sense -- Two The Gathering of the Dynamic Logoic Threads -- Three The Embodiment of the Logos in the Second Phase: Transformation of Sense -- Four Voluminosity Crystalizing the Vital Dimension of Beingness -- Five The Differentiation of the Logos in Constitutive and Intelligible Expression -- Tying Point Two Anticipating the Manifestation of the Logos of Life -- One Metaphysics of Manifestation Logos in the Individualization of Life, Sociability, and Culture -- Two Spontaneity, Constructive Dynamism, and Ciphering in the Human Condition -- Three Manifestation and Differentiation -- One The Surging Manifestation of Life -- Two The Strategies of Differentiation and Harmony in the Self-Individualizing Life Process -- Three Ontopoietic Diversity and the Unity of Apperception -- Tying Point Three The Great Plan of Life โ{128}{148} Anticipating the Triadic Logos -- One The esoteric Logos -- Two The Great Plan of Life, the Esoteric Passion of the Mind -- Four The Emergence of the Triadic Logos: The Turning Point -- One The Manifestation of the Intellection in the Universe in the Triadic Logos: The Turning Point -- Two Knowledge and Cognition in the Self-Individualizing Progress of Life -- Three The Creative Rise of the Human Spirit -- Tying Point Four The Logos of Subliminal Passions โ{128}{148} Their Crucial Role in Human Self-Interpretation in Existence -- One The Passionfor Place as the Thread Leading out of the Labyrinth of Life -- Two Spacing/Scanning as the Foundational Function of Individualization Within The Territory of Life -- Three The Release of Subliminal Yearnings -- five The Promethean Direction of the Logos of Life In Quest of Accomplishment The Dialectic of Embodiment and Freedom -- One The Human Self in the Communal Fabric -- Two From Husserlโ{128}{153}s Formulation of the Soul-Body Problem to the Differentiation of Faculties -- Three Telos and Destiny -- Tying Point Five Introducing the Measure: Chronos and Kairos -- Lifeโ{128}{153}s Timing Itself vs. The Human Esoteric Passion For Accomplishment -- One Chronos and Kairos: Ordering on the One Side and Radiating on the Other -- Two Chronos and Kairos Seen in Their Ontopoietic Roles -- Six The Strategies of Impetusiequipoise in Communal Sharing-In-Life -- One The Fulguration of the Logos in the โ{128}{156}overtโ{128}{157} Strategies of the Existential Interaction the Communal Significance of Life -- Two The Dialectic Junction In The Logoic Strategies: Moral Law Vs. Commitment -- Three The Creative Forge of the Logos within the Human Condition The Twilight of Consciousness and the Human Virtues -- Four Moral and Civic Virtue as the Bedrock of the Manifest Game of Life, the Cornerstone of Dynamic Social Equipoise -- Tying Point Six -- The Golden Measure: Toward a New Enlightenment -- The Meta-Ontopoietic Closure -- Notes -- Index of Names

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