The Cosmos and the Creative Imagination

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
  • Patricia Trutty-Coohill

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 119)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia Trutty-Coohill
      Pages 3-9
  3. Tymieniecka Studies

  4. Imaginatio Creatrix

  5. Husserl Studies

  6. Phenomenological Space and Time

  7. The Cosmic Origin of Life and Art

  8. The Cosmic in the Arts

About this book


​The essays in this book respond to Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka’s recent call to explore the relationship between the evolution of the universe and the process of self-individuation in the ontopoietic unfolding of life. The essays approach the sensory manifold in a number of ways. They show that theories of modern science become a strategy for the phenomenological study of works of art, and vice versa. Works of phenomenology and of the arts examine how individual spontaneity connects with the design(s) of the logos – of the whole and of the particulars – while the design(s) rest not on some human concept, but on life itself. Life’s pliable matrices allow us to consider the expansiveness of contemporary science, and to help create a contemporary phenomenological sense of cosmos.


Aesthetics and poetics Analysis of art Analysis of literature Analysis of music Cosmic dimensions of art Creative imagination Phenomenological interpretations of art Phenomenology and cosmos Phenomenology of life

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    • 1
  • Patricia Trutty-Coohill
    • 2
  1. 1.World Phenomenology InstituteHanover, NHUSA
  2. 2.Siena CollegeLoudonvilleUSA

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