Phenomenology of Life in a Dialogue Between Chinese and Occidental Philosophy

Phenomenology of Life in a Dialogue Between Chinese and Occidental Philosophy

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To introduce this collection of research studies, which stem from the pro grams conducted by The World Phenomenology Institute, we need say a few words about our aims and work. This will bring to light the significance of the present volume. The phenomenological philosophy is an unprejudiced study of experience in its entire range: experience being understood as yielding objects. Experi ence, moreover, is approached in a specific way, such a way that it legitima tizes itself naturally in immediate evidence. As such it offers a unique ground for philosophical inquiry. Its basic condition, however, is to legitimize its validity. In this way it allows a dialogue to unfold among various philosophies of different methodologies and persuasions, so that their basic assumptions and conceptions may be investigated in an objective fashion. That is, instead of comparing concepts, we may go below their differences to seek together what they are meant to grasp. We may in this way come to the things them selves, which are the common objective of all philosophy, or what the great Chinese philosopher Wang Yang Ming called qthe investigation of thingsq. It is in this spirit that the Institute's programs include a qcross-culturalq dialogue meant to bring about a profound communication among philosophers in their deepest concerns. Rising above artificial cultural confinements, such dialogues bring scholars, thinkers and human beings together toward a truly human community of minds. Our Institute unfolds one consistent academic program.First, superficially it can account for, if you want, the nondiscursive feature of the text in question. The text lacks logical clarity ... The sentences which make up the text look more like poetic utterances than statements. We are not sure whether or anbsp;...

Title:Phenomenology of Life in a Dialogue Between Chinese and Occidental Philosophy
Author:Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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