PHENOMENOLOGY IN A NEW KEY

 

REACHING and exploring THE RADIATING LOGOS

 

FIVE VOLUME PUBLICATION OF STUDIES PRESENTED AT THE THIRD WORLD CONGRESS OF PHENOMENOLOGY, OXFORD, AUGUST 2004.

 

LOGOS OF PHENOMENOLOGY AND PHENOMENOLOGY OF THE LOGOS

 

BOOK ONE (AH Volume LXXXVIII)

 

Phenomenology as the critique of reason in contemporary criticism and interpretation

 

During its century-long unfolding, spreading in numerous directions, Husserlian phenomenology while loosening inner articulations, has nevertheless maintained a somewhat consistent profile.  As we see in this collection, the numerous conceptions and theories advanced in the various phases of reinterpretations have remained identifiable with phenomenology.

 

what conveys this consistency in virtue of which innumerable types of inquiry-scientific, social, artistic, literary – may consider themselves phenomenological?

 

is it not the quintessence of phenomenological quest, namely our seeking to reach the very foundations of reality at all its constitutive levels by pursuing its logos?  inquiring into the logos of the phenomenological quest we discover, indeed, all the main constitutive spheres of reality and of the human subject involved in it, and concurrently, the logos itself comes to light in the radiation of its force (Tymieniecka).

 

Papers by:

Kristana Arp, Gary Backhaus, Mafalda de Faria Blanc, Piotr Blaszczyk, Manuel Bremer, Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield, Peter Abumhenre Egbe, Jesus Adrian Escudero, Wayne J. Froman, Jorge Garcia-Gomez, David Grunberg, Daisuke Kamei, Arion Kelkel, Filip Kolen, Tze-wan Kwan, Leonard Lawlor, Grahame Lock, Nancy Mardas, Nikolay Milkov, Cezary J. Olbromski, Helena De Preester, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Gertrudis Van de Vijver, Luca Vanzago, Anatoly F. Zotov.

 

 

 

 

 

LOGOS OF PHENOMENOLOGY AND PHENOMENOLOGY OF THE LOGOS

 

BOOK TWO (AH Volume LXXXIX)

 

THE HUMAN CONDITION IN-THE-UNITY-OF-EVERYTHING-THERE-IS-ALIVE.  INDIVIDUATION, SELF, PERSON, SELF-DETERMINATION, FREEDOM, NECESSITY

 

The human being is today at the center of scientific, social, ethical and philosophical debates.

 

The Human Condition-in-the-Unity-of-Everything-there-is-alive, under whose aegis the present selection of essays falls, offers the urgently needed new approach to reinvestigating humanness.  While recent advances in the neurosciences, genetics and bio-engineering challenge the traditional abstract conception of “human nature”, indicating its transformability, thus putting in question the main tenets of traditional philosophical anthropology, in the new perspective of the Human Creative Condition the human individual is seen in its emergence and unfolding within the dynamic networks of the logos of life, and within the evolution of living types.  Just the same, the creative logos of the mind lifts the human person into a sphere of freedom.  Within the networks of the logos we retrieve the classical principles – human subject, ego, self, body, soul, person – reinterpret them to counter the naturalistic critique (Tymieniecka).

 

Thus principles of a new philosophical anthropology satisfying requirements of the present time are laid down.

 

Papers by:

Tristan Ace, Michael F. Andrews, Ann W. Astell, Stella Zita De Azevedo, Carmen Balzer, Angela Ales Bello, Andrea Brenner, Carmen Cozma, Agnes B. Curry, Roberta de Monticelli, Eddo Evink, Maria Golebiewska, Laura Hengehold, Kadria Ismail, Marzenna Jakubczak, Maria Mercede Ligozzi, Maria Manuela Brito Martins, Piotr Mroz, Martin Nkafu Nkemnkia, Maria Teresa de Noronha, Peter Reynaert, Victor Gerald Rivas, Mobeen Shahid, Olena Shkubulyani, Michael Staudigl, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Willem Van Groenou.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOGOS OF PHENOMENOLOGY AND PHENOMENOLOGY OF THE LOGOS

 

BOOK THREE (AH Volume XC)

 

logos of history – Logos of life.  historicity, time, nature, communication, consciousness, alterity, culture

 

Situated at the crossroads of nature and culture, physics and consciousness, cosmos and life, history – intimately conjoined with time – continues to puzzle the philosopher as well as the scientist. Does brute nature unfold a history?  Does human history have a telos?  Does human existence have a purpose?

 

Phenomenology of life projects a new interrogative system for reexamining these questions.

 

We are invited to follow the logos of life as it spins in innumerable ways, the interplay of natural factors, human passions, social forces, science and experience – through interruptions and kairic moments of accomplishment – in the human creative imagination and intellective reasoning. (Tymieniecka)

 

there then run a cohesive thread of reality.

 

Papers by:

Marta Figueras I Badia, Mark E. Blum, Maria Avelina Cecilia Lafuente, Carmen Cozma, Danzankhorloo Dashpurev, Mamuka G. Dolidze, Roger Duncan, Nicoletta Ghigi, Judith A. Glonek, Kathleen Haney, Oliver W. Holmes, Martin Holt, Matti Itkonen, Andrina Tonkli Komel, Dean Komel, Maija Kule, Shoichi Masuba, William D. Melaney, John Murungi, Wlodzimierz Pawliszyn, Filiz Peach, Julia Ponzio, Konrad Rokstad, Kiymet Selvi, Erkut Sezgin, Jozef Sivak, Richard I. Sugarman, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Richard Webster, Rafael Winkler, Jessica Wiskus, Shmuel Wygoda.

 

 

BOOK FOUR (AH Volume XCI)

 

the logos of scientific interrogation.  participating in nature-life-sharing in life

 

Prompted and ever diversified by the specifically human interrogative logos, scientific inquiries seek a common system of links in order to mutually confirm and rectify their results.  Coming closer and closer to phenomenology, the sciences of life find the common ground of the reality in the ontopoiesis of life.

 

Could it not be that the interrogative logos of science, participating in human creative inventiveness will bring together also the divergent scientific methods in a common network?  A network which comprises natural processes, societal sharing-in-life, and existential communication (Tymieniecka).

 

Papers by: 

Gary Backhaus, Anjana Bhattacharjee, Simon Du Plock, Ignacy S. Fiut, Maria Golaszewska, Wendy C. Hamblet, Alexander Kuzmin, Nikolay Kozhevnikov, Olga Louchakova, Jarlath Fintan McKenna, Amy Louise Miller, Aria Omrani, Arthur Piper, Fabio Petrelli, Leszek Pyra, W. Kim Rogers, A. L. Samian, Camilo Serrano Bonitto, Natalia M. Smirnova, Eva Syristova, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Roberto Verolini, Eldon C. Wait, Leo Zonneveld.

 

 

 

BOOK FIVE (AH Volume XCII)

 

the CREATIVE logos. aESTHETIC CIPHERING IN FINE ARTS, LITERATURE AND AESTHETICs

 

 

Having established in the ontopoiesis/phenomenology of life the creative function of the human being as the fulcrum of our beingness-in-becoming, let us now turn to investigate the creative logos.

 

in this collection, the momentum of a gathering “creative brainstorm” leads to the vertiginous imaginative transformability of the creative logos as it ciphers through the aesthetic sense, the elements of experience – sensing, feeling, emotions, forming – in works of art, thus lifting human experience into spirit and culture (Tymieniecka).

 

Papers by: 

Ellen J. Burns, Mao Chen, J. C. Couceiro-Bueno, David Brubaker, Madalina Diaconu,  Michel Dion, Antonio Dominguez Rey, Elga Freiberga, Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei, Brian Grassom, Calley A. Hornbuckle, Lawrence Kimmel, Ljudmila Molodkina, Chiedozie Okoro, Rebecca M. Painter, Aleksandra Pawliszyn, Osvaldo Rossi, Jadwiga Smith, Piero Trupia, Patricia Trutty-Coohill, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, James P. Werner, Raymond J. Wilson III

 

 

 

 

 

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