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Man the creator and his triple telos

Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

pp. 3-29

At first sight, what could be more unexpected than to raise the question of a telos of the human being within the framework of Husserlian phenomenological research! Is it not the first aspiration of this type of philosophical approach to provide for the exfoliation of the constitutive system in which man and his universe emerge, by direct intuition — both certain and indubitable — which would permit “things” to speak for themselves: in offering them, as it were, a tongue by which to speak? Remaining on a par with nature (structure, essence, eidos …) intrinsic to things, this intuition presupposes their exhaustive self-interpretation. On the basis of this double premise and in the context of man’s self-interpretation, would there be a need to seek principles and external causes parallel to classical philosophy?

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-009-9437-9_1

Full citation:

Tymieniecka, A.-T. (1979)., Man the creator and his triple telos, in A. Tymieniecka (ed.), The teleologies in Husserlian phenomenology, Dordrecht, Kluwer, pp. 3-29.

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