Phenomenology of Life in a Dialogue Between Chinese and Occidental Philosophy

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Spontaneity of Life, Individualization, Beingness

  3. Human Faculties of Life

  4. Life, Morality and Inwardness

  5. The Locus of Art in Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Michael E. Holstein
      Pages 309-321
    3. Megumi Hashimoto
      Pages 339-346
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 361-363

About this book


To introduce this collection of research studies, which stem from the pro­ grams conducted by The World Phenomenology Institute, we need say a few words about our aims and work. This will bring to light the significance of the present volume. The phenomenological philosophy is an unprejudiced study of experience in its entire range: experience being understood as yielding objects. Experi­ ence, moreover, is approached in a specific way, such a way that it legitima­ tizes itself naturally in immediate evidence. As such it offers a unique ground for philosophical inquiry. Its basic condition, however, is to legitimize its validity. In this way it allows a dialogue to unfold among various philosophies of different methodologies and persuasions, so that their basic assumptions and conceptions may be investigated in an objective fashion. That is, instead of comparing concepts, we may go below their differences to seek together what they are meant to grasp. We may in this way come to the things them­ selves, which are the common objective of all philosophy, or what the great Chinese philosopher Wang Yang Ming called "the investigation of things". It is in this spirit that the Institute's programs include a "cross-cultural" dialogue meant to bring about a profound communication among philosophers in their deepest concerns. Rising above artificial cultural confinements, such dialogues bring scholars, thinkers and human beings together toward a truly human community of minds. Our Institute unfolds one consistent academic program.


Edmund Husserl Martin Heidegger Maurice Merleau-Ponty Roman Ingarden body concept hermeneutics phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6264-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6262-0
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