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The human being is today at the center of scientific, social, ethical and philosophical debates.
The Human Condition-in-the-unity-of-everything-there-is-alive, under whose aegis the present selection of essays falls, offers the urgently needed new approach to reinvestigating humanness. While recent advances in the neurosciences, genetics and bio-engineering challenge the traditional abstract conception of "human nature", indicating its transformability, thus putting in question the main tenets of traditional philosophical anthropology, in the new perspective of the Human Creative Condition the human individual is seen in its emergence and unfolding within the dynamic networks of the logos of life, and within the evolution of living types. Just the same, the creative logos of the mind lifts the human person into a sphere of freedom. Within the networks of the logos we retrieve the classical principles – human subject, ego, self, body, soul, person – reinterpret them to counter the naturalistic critique (Tymieniecka).
Thus principles of a new philosophical anthropology satisfying the requirements of the present time are laid down.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Edmund Husserl - Emmanuel Lévinas - Jan Patocka - Martin Heidegger - Maurice Merleau-Ponty - body - concept - evolution - hermeneutics - metaphysics - phenomenology - responsibility
Theme.- Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka: To come.- The Network of The Logos: Body, Person, Life.- Angela Ales Bello: The Language of Our Living Body.- Peter Reynaert: What is it Like to be Embodied, Naturalizing Bodily Self-Awareness?- Mobeen Shahid: Edmund Husserl’s Anthropological Proposal in the Ideen I/II.- Andreas Brenner: Non-Intentionality of the Lived-Body.- Olena Shkubulyani: Plato’s Teaching about ‘‘Living Creature’’ and Phenomenology.- Victor Gerald Rivas: An Enquiry Concerning the Dialectic of Personality and its Practical Consequences.- From Individuation to Intersubjectivity.- Maria Golebiewska: Discussion on the Notions of ‘Life’ and ‘Existentia’ in the Philosophical Conceptions of Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty.- Martin Nkafu Nkemnkia: ‘Vitalogy’: The African Vision of the Human Person.- Willem van Groenou: Conflict with Our Self.- Roberta De Monticelli: Essential Individuality: On the Nature of a Person.- Marzenna Jakubczak: Ego-Making principle in Classical Indian Metaphysics and Cosmology.- Maria Mercede Ligozzi: The ‘‘Person’’ and the ‘‘Other’’ in Mariá Zambrano’s Philosophie Anthropology.- Maria Manuela Brito Martins: Les Figures de l’Intersubjectivité.- Agnes B. Curry: The Logos of Life and Sexual Differences: Irigaray and Tymieniecka.- Freedom, Necessity, Self-Determination.- Carmen Cozma: Phenomenology of Life’s Opening to the Moral Philosophy – The Virtue’s Issue.- Michael Staudigl: The Vulnerable Body: Towards a Phenomenological Theory of Violence.- Piotr Mroz and Tristan Ace: Phenomenology of Life in Border Situations: The Experience of the Ultimate.- Kadria Ismail: The Phenomenology of Resistance.- Eddo Evink: Patocka and Derrida on Responsibility.- Stella Zita De Azevedo: ‘‘Perfect Health’’ and the Disembodiment of the Self. An Approach to Michel Henry’s Thought.- Laura Hengehold: BeauvoirianExistentialism: An Ethic of Individualism or Individuation?- Maria Teresa De Noronha: The Creationism of Leonardo Coimbra and Saudade as Moral Gift.- Transcending The Horizon of Life.- Ann. W. Astell: Mater-Natality: Augustine, Arendt, and Levinas.- Michael F. Andrews: Religion Without Why: Edith Stein and Martin Heidegger on the Overcoming of Metaphysics, with Particular Reference to Angelus Liesius and Denys the Areopagite.- Carmen Balzer: Hermeneutics of Mystical Phenomenon in Edith Stein.- Index of Names.- Appendix: The Program of the Oxford Third World Congress.