Phenomenology of Life on Memory: Revealing The Creative Human Condition in The Music Art Universe

  • Carmen Cozma
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 101)


A novelty brought by the Phenomenology of Life is the approach of memory as a specific function in the creative process making the human “self-individualizing-in-existence”. Together with intellect, will, and imagination, the memory operates in the complex schema of the “logos of life” expanding; it decisively contributes to the “creative orchestration” of the transition from the vital stage to that of the Human Condition within the “ontopoietical design of life”. Considering the peculiar creative situation of human being as “self-interpretation-in-life”, the thesis of Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka concerning memory finds a pivot in the area of the music art’s experience by man. In this essay, we try to bring out part of the primacy significance of the original view on memory introduced by the phenomenologist of life, as a fruitful one to encompassing the hermeneutical effort to catch the meaningfulness in the living universe by man-listener-to-music art, as being able to enjoy a sublime experience of self-creation in life.


Human Condition Musical Perception Absolute Moment Pure Intuition Sublime Experience 
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