Phenomenology of Life - From the Animal Soul to the Human Mind: Book I. In Search of Experience / Edition 1

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Transcendental phenomenology presumed to have overcome the classic mind-body dichotomy in terms of consciousness. Should we indeed dissolve the specificity of human consciousness by explaining human experience in its multiple sense-giving modalities through the physiological functions of the brain? The present collection of studies addresses this crucial question challenging such "naturalizing" reductionism from multiple angles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402051913
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 6/3/2007
  • Series: Analecta Husserliana Series , #93
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 446
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. Opening address; G. Lock. THEMATIC STUDY. From Sentience to Consciousness; A-.T. Tymieniecka. Stephan Strasser’s Philosophical Legacy and Duquesne University’s Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center; D.J. Martino. 1. ANIMALITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS 1.1 Nietzsche’s Bestiary. Animal, Man, Superman; D. Verducci. 1.2 'Strange Kinship”: Merleau-Ponty on the Human–Animal Relation; T. Toadvine. 1.3 Husserl’s Intersubjectivity and the Possibility of Living with Nonhuman Persons M. Trachsel. 1.4 Vertigo and the Beetle Out of the Box. On the Representation of Inner Mental States; M. Holt. 1.5 Bodies and More Bodies: Trying to Find Experience; M.J. Larrabee. 2. SOURCES OF HUMANITY 2.1 Nature and Men. The Common Destiny; L. Pyra. 2.2 In Search of the Sources of Humanity; B.Bombala. 2.3 The Historicity of Body and Soul; K. Rokstad. 3. IN SEARCH OF EXPERIENCE 3.1 An Empirical Phenomenological Approach to Experiences; I. Maso. 3.2 The Ethics of Attention; N. Madras. 3.3 Between Animality and Intellection: Phenomenology of the Child-Consciousness in Proust and Merleau-Ponty; J.A. Gosetti-Ferencei. 3.4 Naturalistic and Personalistic Attitude, M. Villela-Petit. 3.5 Mamardashvili on Thinking, and Sensitivity; M. Stafecka. 4. MORAL ELEMENT OF EXPERIENCE. 4.1 'The Ontopoietic Unfolding of Life” – A Conceptual System for an Ethics Focusing on the 'Bios”; C. Cozma. 4.2 Ontological Intentionality and Moral Consciousness in Human Experience; F. Totaro. 4.3 Gibt es eine Ethik der Lebenswelt? A. Brenner. 4.4 Traces Left by Levinas: Is 'Humanism of the Other” Possible? S.K. Çelik. 4.5 On the Subject of Heidegger:Existence, Person, Alterity, O. Rossi. 5. THE CREATIVE TURN 5.1 La Volonté Husserlienne en Tant Que Pouvoir Créateur; M.M.B. Martins. 5.2 Mental Experience and Creativity: H. Bergson, E. Husserl, P. Jurevics and A.-T. Tymieniecka, E. Freiberga. 5.3 Learning and Creativity; K. Selvi. 5.4 Education without Paideia.A Phenomenological View of Education Today; J. C. Couciero-Bueno. 6. CREATIVITY AND AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE 6.1 When the Given Becomes the Chosen; P. Trutty-Coohill. 6.2 Gadamer and the 'Traditionalist” School. On Art and the Divine; W. Lammi. 6.3 Aesthetic Virtuality of the Architectural–Natural Landscape in Modern Communications; L. Molodkina. 6.4 Vitalogical Aesthetics. The Idea of Beauty in African Culture, Art and Philosophy; M.N. Nkemnkia. INDEX OF NAMES.
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