By Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

one of the a number of, subliminal passions that motivate our lifestyles in innumerable methods, literature indicates us person who turns out to play a rather penetrating position in human issues. This ardour, which Tymieniecka calls an `esoteric passion', unearths its projection and crystallization in house: it truly is the esoteric ardour for space.
This subliminal ardour, investigated via literature, permits the thinker to arrive underneath the unsuitable separations of nature, humanness and the cultural global, restoring the wholeness of adventure that has develop into misplaced within the synthetic one-sidedness of modern techniques, constrained to language as they're.
the fundamental ardour for position is investigated the following within the literary culmination of inventive mind's eye. Unravelled from the very depths of the primogenital, onto-poietic unfolding of existence, the eagerness for position is printed as projecting into the flux of existence: it's a `station' of life-significance.
This assortment offers papers from meetings of the foreign Society of Phenomenology and Literature held in Cambridge, MA in 1993/4.

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