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The Passions of the Soul in the Metamorphosis of Becoming

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Islamic Philosophy and Occidental Phenomenology in Dialogue book series (IPOP, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XLIV
  2. Inaugural Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
      Pages 3-13
  3. The Soul in Its Passions

  4. The Spheres of the Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Gholam Reza A’Awani
      Pages 101-112
    3. Sayyid Mustafa, Muhaqqiq Damad
      Pages 113-118
    4. Golam Hossein, Ibrahim Dinani
      Pages 119-123
    5. Sachiko Murata
      Pages 125-134
    6. Walter Lammi
      Pages 135-144
    7. Hassan Hanafi
      Pages 145-152
  5. Flux and Stasis

About this book


Over the millennia, philosophy has sought the ultimate understanding of the full human horizon of existence as well as of human destiny and the ultimate sense of it All. The innumerable attempts to grasp the answers to these questions, each taking its own approach and having its own preconceptions, have engendered a range of different philosophical approaches, one so broad that seemingly unbridgeable rifts impede possible, cross-fertilizing communication. And yet the themes of all of them, e.g., the immeasurable cosmos, life, the individual being bearing life, the human person within his or her world, and his or her longings to transcend that world, the human mind, its pragmatic/cognitive tools, creative, speculative pursuits, remain constants. The logos they all share is one. It is not that no vicarious sharing of intuitive glimpses by the proponents of the varied doctrines and methods in question occurs. The history of philosophy is in fact marked by the juxtaposing of theories and approaches having different trajectories and by the mixing of insights, the crossing of borders, etc. However, what is greatly needed is in-depth comparison of the various doctrines and a reflection on the contrasting, opposing, clashing perspectives that seeks foundations for all of them in the human, creative condition, in that microcosm that extends its tentacles toward the two great infmities: the external infmity of the cosmos and the internal infinity of transcending destiny.


Edmund Husserl Religion Roman Ingarden body concept ontology phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    • 1
  1. 1.The World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and LearningUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Passions of the Soul in the Metamorphosis of Becoming
  • Editors Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
  • Series Title Islamic Philosophy and Occidental Phenomenology in Dialogue
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1461-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6359-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-0229-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XLIV, 251
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Phenomenology
    History of Philosophy
    Non-Western Philosophy
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