An Insight into the Foundations of Eco-Phenomenology

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The transformation of phenomenology that Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka carried out is centred on two major themes. The first is the theme of phenomenological vision, which allows philosophy to go beyond Descartes’ dualism; the second is the concept of transcendental subjectivity: reality may appear only to a constituent ego, which can perceive it. These two themes are her important legacy, which Tymieniecka received from Husserl but which she took one step further. This author thinks that the contemporary world is determined by the power of technology, which has enslaved people. This is the ideological structure of our times. If philosophy wants to achieve the manifestation of the logos of life, it has to address the great topics of life, the world, nature, and the cosmos. This is the mission of phenomenology today.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEco-Phenomenology: Life, Human Life, Post-Human Life in the Harmony of the Cosmos
EditorsWilliam S. Smith, Jadwiga S. Smith, Daniela Verducci
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Husserl
  • Subjectivity
  • Technology
  • Tymieniecka
  • Vision
  • life
  • logos


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