The Reincarnating Mind, or the Ontopoietic Outburst in Creative Virtualities

Harmonisations and Attunement in Cognition, the Fine Arts, Literature Phenomenology of Life and the Human Creative Condition (Book II)

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bringing Forth Some Basic Points of Human Creativity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. J. J. Venter
      Pages 3-27
    3. Slawomir Magala
      Pages 35-47
  3. Experience, Judgement, Imagination, Emotion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-74
    2. M. C. Dillon
      Pages 75-88
    3. Willis Salomon
      Pages 109-121
    4. Alin Cristian
      Pages 131-140
  4. Infusion of the Aesthetic Sense Into Human Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-142
    2. Lawrence Kimmel
      Pages 143-154
    3. Alberto Carrillo Canán
      Pages 155-180
    4. Danuta Ulicka
      Pages 209-212
    5. Wolfgang Wittkowski
      Pages 233-248
  5. Fine Arts and the Conveying of the Aesthetic Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Andrew Jay Svedlow
      Pages 287-291
    3. Robyn Gangi
      Pages 293-321
  6. The Education of the Eye and the Experience of Art

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Jorella Andrews
      Pages 335-343
    3. Jill Miller
      Pages 345-362
    4. Elizabeth K. Menon
      Pages 363-379
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 381-389

About this book


Tymieniecka's phenomenology of life reverses current priorities, stressing the primogenital role of aesthetic enjoyment, rather than cognition, as typifying the Human Condition. The present collection offers clues to a crucial breakthrough in the perennial uncertainties about the powers and prerogatives of the human mind. It proposes human creativity as the pivot of the mind's genesis and its endowment. In the midst of the current defiance of the transcendental certainties of cognition, this turn to the creative act of the human being represents a radical reversion to an approach to human powers that is predominated by the aesthetic virtualities of the Human Condition. The collection lays down the foundations for a new discovery of the human mind, addressing the `plumbing' of the functional system that originates in the creative potentiality of the Human Condition, undercutting the currently prevalent empirical reductionism.


Edmund Husserl Martin Heidegger Roman Ingarden aesthetics concept hermeneutics phenomenology probability

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6055-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4900-6
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