Imaginatio Creatrix: The Pivotal Force of the Genesis/Ontopoiesis of Human Life and Reality / Edition 1

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The fulgurating power of creative imagination - Imaginatio Creatrix - setting in motion the Human Condition within the-unity-of-everything there-is-alive is the key to the rebirth of philosophy. From as early as 1971 (see the third volume of the Analecta Husserliana series, The Phenomenological Realism of the Possible Worlds, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, ed.), Imaginatio Creatrix has been the leitmotif for the research work of the World Phenomenology Institute (now published in eighty-three Analecta Husserliana volumes), one that is eliciting echoes from all around.
Husserl's diagnosis of a crisis in Western science and culture, the inspiration of much of postmodern phenomenology, has yielded place to a wave of scientific discovery, technological invention, and change in societal life, individual lifestyles, the arts, etc. These throw a glaring light on human creative genius and the crucial role of the imagination that gives it expression.
This present collection is an instance of that expression and the response it evokes. It manifests the role of imagination in forming and interpreting our world -in-transformation in a new way and opens our eyes to marvel at the new world on the way.
Papers by: Semiha Akinci, John Baldacchino, Angela Ales Bello, Elif Cirakman, Tracy Colony, Carmen Cozma, Charles de Brantes, Mamuka G. Dolidze, Edward Domagala, Shannon Driscoll, Nader E1-Bizri, Ignacy Fiut, William Franke, Elga Freiberga, Beata Furgalska, Nicoletta Ghigi, Jennifer Anna Gosetti-Ferencei, David Grünberg, Oliver W. Holmes, Milan Jaros, Rolf Kühn, Maija Kule, Rimma Kurenkova, Matthew Landrus, Nancy Mardas, David Martinez, William D. Melaney, Mieczyslaw, Pawel Migon, Martin Nkafu Nkemnkia, Leszek Pyra, W. Kim Rogers, Bruce Ross, Osvaldo Rossi, Julio E. Rubio, Diane G. Scillia, Mina Sehdev, Dennis E. Skocz, Mariola Sulkowska, Robert D. Sweeney, Jan Szmyd, Piero Trupia, Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Richard T. Webster.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048166206
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Analecta Husserliana Series, #83
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 321
  • Product dimensions: 0.69 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

The Ontopoietic Spread of the Logos of Life.- Around the Aretelogical Challenge of the “ontopoiesis of Life”.- The Cipher as the Unity of Signifier and Signified.- “Ontopoi?sis” and the Interpretation of Plato’s “khÔra”.- Self-individualization as the Main Principle in the Phenomenology of Life.- The Individualized Living Being as Node in Networks of Significant Affairs within a Vital System.- A Philosophy of the Unsayable: Apophasis and the Experience of Truth and Totality.- Creative Imagination Ciphering the Moral Discourse Between the Self and the Other.- Creative Process as a Factor and Condition of the Phenomenology of Life.- Levinas’ Disruptive Imagination: Time, Self and the Other.- Human Life as a Creative Completion of an An-archical Promise of Goodness in the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas.- The Ethical Orientation of the Art of Human Creativity in the Book Ethics of Value and Hope by J. Tischner.- Creative “Représentance”: Ricoeur on Care, Death and History.- The Productive Function of the Will in the Philosophical Thought of William James.- The ‘Is-Ought Question’ Once More Reconsidered.- Multiple Rays of Creative Imagination Ciphering the Elemental Expansion of the Human Condition.- Wilderness: A Zoocentric Phenomenology — from Hediger to Heidegger.- Gewalt und Passibilität des Lebens: Entwurf Einer Praktischen Phänomenologie.- “African Vitalogy”: The African Mind and Spirituality.- The Tales of the Woods.- What the Eyes Alone Cannot See: Lakota Phenomenology and the Vision Quest.- The Ontopoiesis of the Dwelling: Art as Construction of a Human Space.- Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Organic Architecture”: An Ecological Approach in Theory and Practice.- The Creative Inwardness As a Forge of the Novel Types of Aesthetic Ciphers.- Creative Inwardness in Early Modern Italian Thought.- Creativity and Aesthetic Experience: The Problem of the Possibility of Beauty and Sensitiveness.- Confirmations of ‘life’ in a Phenomenology of Poetic Images.- The Sense of Creativity by Andrei Tarkovski.- Twilight of the Eidos: The Question of Form in Heidegger’s Reading of Nietzsche’s Thought upon Art.- Traditional Works of Art and Networks of Art: Phenomenological Reflection.- Vincent Van Gogh’s Five Bedrooms at Arles: An Analysis of Creative Copies.- Figureless Landscape: The Persistence of the Sublime in American Landscape Painting.- The Aestheticization of Life by Photography.- The Convergent ‘I’: Empathy as an Aesthetic Category.- Mass-media Communication as a Possible Creative Source.- La Modernidad y la Filosofía de la Historia.- Creativity, Intentionality, Hermeneutics; Husserlian Inquiries.- The Function of Intentionality and the Function of Creativity; A.-T. Tymieniecka and E. Husserl: A Confrontation.- Creativity in Husserl’s Impulsive Intentionality.- Merleau-Ponty and Expressive Life: A Hermeneutical Study.- The Philosophical Psyche and Creativity.- Sein und Zeit in the Works of Edith Stein.- Creative Imagination in the Invention of Ciphers of the Cognitive Scientific Logos.- Transworld Individuals Versus David Lewis’s Creation of Counterpart Individuals.- The Endurance of Aesthetic Objects and the Relative Durability of Scientific Theories.- Phenomenology of Creative Application of Mathematical Analogy in Arts and Literature.- The Analogy Between “Orthodox” Quantum Theory and Polyphony of Fiction.- A Systemic Typology of Scientific Phenomena.- New Humanism.
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