Does the World Exist?

Plurisignificant Ciphering of Reality

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 79)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Framing the Ontopoietic Vision of the World and Existence

  3. Toward Lifting of the Classical Controversy Idealism/Realism

  4. Transcendentalism Revisited

  5. Ciphering the Plurisignificant Sharing of Existence

  6. The Creative Ciphering of Reality by Art

  7. The Worlds of Human Inward-Outward Existential Radiation of Reality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 501-501
    2. Tadeusz Czarnik
      Pages 603-610
    3. Karol Tarnowski
      Pages 611-624
  8. The Cultural Ciphers of the World

About this book


"Does the World exist?" There would be no reason to resurrect this question of modernity from its historical oblivion were it not for the fact that recent evolution in science and technology, impregnating culture, makes us wonder about the nature of reality, of the world we are living in, and of our status as living beings within it. Thus great metaphysical subjacent queries are forcefully revived, calling for new investigations to proceed in the light of the innumerable novel insights of science.

This collection presents a wealth of material toward an elaboration of a new metaphysical groundwork of the ontopoiesis/ phenomenology of life sought to effect such investigations. The classic postulates of the metaphysics of reality, those of necessity and certainty here find a new formulation. Away from sclerotized ontological and cognitive assumptions and congenial with the views of contemporary science, the understanding of reality, of our world of life, and of ourselves within it is to be sought in the existential/ontopoietic ciphering of life (Tymieniecka).


Edmund Husserl Hannah Arendt Hans-Georg Gadamer Jean-Paul Sartre Martin Heidegger Maurice Merleau-Ponty Max Scheler Roman Ingarden body concept discourse freedom hermeneutics language phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

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

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