Who One Is: Book 2: Existenz and Transcendental Phenomenology

Who One Is: Book 2: Existenz and Transcendental Phenomenology

by J.G. Hart

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048180851
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/14/2010
Series: Phaenomenologica , #190
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
Pages: 649
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

James G. Hart (b. 1936) did a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago after research in Munich on Hedwig Conrad Martius. He taught at Indiana University, Bloomington (USA) from 1971-2001 in the Department of Religious Studies. His writings have been primarily in the area of phenomenology; his teaching was primarily in the philosophy of religion and peace studies. Since retirement he has spent his energy on philosophy and on reform of the criminal justice system.

Table of Contents

Preface: Transition from Book 1 and Prologue to Book 2
Chapter I: Assenting to My Death and that of the Other
§1. My Death
§2. Inherent Obstacles to the Real Assent to My Mortality
§3. Death as Danger and Destiny
§4. The Meaning of the Annihilation of an Individual Essence
§5. The Secret of Death
§6. Ghosts, Corpses, and Homer on the Secret of Death
Chapter II. Transcendental Attitude and the Mystery of Death
§1. The Mystery of Death and Ipseity
§2. Transcendental Attitude and the Mystery of “My Death”
§3. “My Death” and the Prospective Retrospection of “My Life”
§4. “My Death” as a Gathering Experience
§5. Transcendental Phenomenological Reflection on the Realization of “My Death”
§6. The Question of the Appropriateness of the Transcendental Attitude in the Realization of “My Death”
§7. Philosophy as Theoretic Analysis and as Preparation for Death
Chapter III: Existenz, Conscience, and the Transcendental I
§1. Existenz as a Third-Person Reference to First-Person Experience
§2. Limit-Situations and Existenz
§3. Conscience and Ought
§4. The Problem of the Pure Conscience
§5. Conscience and the Center of the I
§6. Conscience, Existenz, and the Transcendental I
§7. Excursus: “I myself” and my Daimonion
§8. Excursus: The Illumination of Existenz and the Proustian-Stoic “Cataleptic Impression”
Chapter IV: Ipseity and Teleology
§1. Freedom to Do and Not to Do What Must Be Done
§2. The Self-Inadequation of the Person
§3. Position-Taking Acts as the Medium of Personhood
§4. Self-Identifying Acts and the Moral Person
§5. Ipseity and Freedom
§6.Summary: Teleology of Personal Being
§7. A Sense in Which Who One Is Equates With What Sort of Person One Is
§8. The Sort of Person One Is and Freedom
§9. Who One Is and One’s Story
Chapter V: The Calling of Existenz
§1. The Ideal True Self and the Metaphor of Vocation
§2. Truths of Will
§3. Love and Existenz
§4. Existenz, Love, and Communication
§5. Evidence for a Unique Calling: Husserl’s Example
§6. The Calling as Limit-Situation
§7. The Ontological End and the Purposes of the Person
§8. The Calling and the Analogous Love of the Self’s Essence
Chapter VI: Philosophical Theology of Vocation. Part One: Historical Setting
§1. Plotinus: The Form of Socrates and the True Self
§2. Christianity: A Calling Before the Creation of the World
§3. Excursus: The Spiral of Spiritual Ascent in Sufism
§4. Some More Differences between Neo-Platonism and Christianity
Chapter VII: Philosophical Theology of Vocation. Part Two: Systematic-Theological Synthesis
§1. Analogy, Exemplarism, and the Dogma of God the Creator
§2. Analogy, Exemplarism, and the Divine Master Builder
§3. Beginning Reflections on the Metaphysics of the Divine Exemplarity of the “Myself”
§4. Three Aspects Under Which An Eternal Idea or Essence Can Be Made Present
§5. Divine Awareness of the Unique Ipseity
§6. The Theological Distinction
§7. Wholes and Parts of The Theological Distinction
§8. The Absurd, Paradox, and The Theological Distinction
§9. Excursus on Prayer and the Stance of Faith
§10. The Analogy of Divine Self-Awareness and Intentionality
§11. Three Alternatives Avoided: Correlationism, Process Philosophy, and Monism
§12. Conclusion

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