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TitleLife [electronic resource] : Differentiation and Harmony ... Vegetal, Animal, Human / edited by Marlies Kronegger, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1998
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Descript XVII, 411 p. online resource


In her Introduction, Tymieniecka states the core theme of the present book sharply: Is culture an excess of nature's prodigious expansiveness - an excess which might turn out to be dangerous for nature itself if it goes too far - or is culture a 'natural', congenial prolongation of nature-life? If the latter, then culture is assimilated into nature and thus would lose its claim to autonomy: its criteria would be superseded by those of nature alone. Of course, nature and culture may both still be seen as being absorbed by the inner powers of specifically human inwardness, on which view, human being, caught in its own transcendence, becomes separated radically in kind from the rest of existence and may not touch even the shadow of reality except through its own prism. Excess, therefore, or prolongation? And on what terms? The relationship between culture and nature in its technical phase demands a new elucidation. Here this is pursued by excavating the root significance of the 'multiple rationalities' of life. In contrast to Husserl, who differentiated living types according to their degree of participation in the world, the phenomenology of life disentangles living types from within the ontopoietic web of life itself. The human creative act reveals itself as the Great Divide of the Logos of Life - a divide that does not separate but harmonizes, thus dispelling both naturalistic and spiritualistic reductionism


Inaugural Study -- Differentiation and Unity: The Self-Individualizing Life Process -- I Singularization - Clustering - Intervals - Spacings -- Plants and the Problem of the Individual -- Disinterested Praise of Matter: Ideas for Phenomenological Hyletics -- Hyle, Body, Life: Phenomenological Archaeology of the Sacred -- ร{137}pochรจ et Force -- II The Translacing Continuum of Life -- Enculturation of the Life-World -- The Human โ{128}{156}Animalโ{128}{157}: Prolegomenon to a Phenomenology of Monstrousness -- La โ{128}{156}Crypto-fugieโ{128}{157} animale -- III Life in Human Experience -- Josรฉ Ortega y Gassetโ{128}{153}s Categorial Analysis of Human Life -- Lโ{128}{153}Apparaรฎtre ร  soi-mรชme ou lโ{128}{153}emergence phรฉnomรฉnologique de la Vie sโ{128}{153}รฉprouvant elle-mรชme comme continuitรฉ rรฉsistante -- Human Condition and Recreation of Life in Literature: The Example of Paul Gadenne -- IV Passage Without Reductionism -- Science, Literature and Life: A Celebration of Nonโ{128}{147}Locality -- The Work of Art and Its Interpretation -- A Phenomenology of Education: The Foreshortenings of the Problem -- V Excess and Harmony in Literary Creation and Re-Creation of Life -- Night Calls for Dawn: J. M. G. Le Clรฉzio and Michel Rio -- Rio and Le Clรฉzio: A Quantitative Study -- Trois Proses du Dรฉsert: P. Loti, A. Memmi, J. M. G. Le Clรฉzio -- Existence, Conflict and Harmony: From M. Rioโ{128}{153}s Les Jungles pensives to P. Ricoeurโ{128}{153}s Philosophical Reflection -- VI Meandering of the Spirit -- The Pessimism of Le Clรฉzio -- Materialism, Exoticism and Mysticism: From Onitsha to Guruwari -- ร{128} la recherche du sens perdu: Le thรฉme du passage dans la fiction de J. M. G. Le Clรฉzio -- VII Oneness, Harmony, the Sacred -- The Experience of Oneness: The Components of the Void in J. M. G. Le Clรฉzio with Correspondences in Architecture (Part I) -- The Experience of Oneness: Silence and Night as Components of the Void in J. M. G. Le Clรฉzio and Michel Rio, with Correspondences in Music and Film (Part II) -- The Novels of Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clรฉzio -- Lโ{128}{153}lnconnu sur la terre: Harmony and the Sacred -- Index Of Names

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