Multi-layered Time and the Unity of the Unfolding Logos of Life

  • Kamil Łacina
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume CXXI)


A careful analysis A.-T. Tymieniecka’s theory of time in light of her New Enlightenment uncovers the incompleteness of the account. This paper tries to rectify this incompleteness by introducing an additional element of temporalization to the theory. Later, the three elements of kāla, chronos, and kairos are combined to form a new multi-layered model of time – achieving the temporalization of the Logos of Life. Further comparison with other theories of time provides a deeper understanding and appreciation of the unfolding of the Logos of Life, the harmony of the Cosmos, and of the Unity-of-everything-there-is-alive.


Tymieniecka Ingarden Time Chronos Kairos Logos Dynamic existence Self-individualization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamil Łacina
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  1. 1.Institute of PhilosophyJagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland

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