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The Visible and the Invisible in the Interplay between Philosophy, Literature and Reality

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 75)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. The Thematic Study: The Visible and the Invisible in the Dynamic Manifestation of Life

  3. Grasping the Hidden Sphere of Reality

  4. The Hidden Realities in the Everyday Life-World

  5. From Inspiration to Expression

  6. The Invisible in Trace and Memory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Meili Steele
      Pages 235-252

About this book


Merleau-Ponty's categories of the visible and the invisible are investigated afresh and with originality in this penetrating collection of literary and philosophical inquiries. Going beyond the traditional and current references to the mental and the sensory, mind and body, perceptual content and the abstract ideas conveyed in language, etc., these studies range from the `hidden spheres of reality', to the play of the visible and the invisible left as traces in works of human genius, the origins of intellect and language, the real and the imaginary in literature, and the `hidden realities' in the philosophy of the everyday world. These literary and philosophical probings collectively reveal the role of this disjoined/conjoined pairing in the ontopoietic establishment of reality, that is, in the manifestation of the logos of life. In tandem they bring to light the hidden play of the visible and the invisible in the emergence of our vital, societal, intimate, intellectual, and creative involvements.


Edmund Husserl Maurice Merleau-Ponty Paul Ricoeur aesthetics body concept phenomenology philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    • 1
  1. 1.The World Phenomenology InstituteUSA

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