ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. Opening address; G. Lock. THEMATIC STUDY. From Sentience to Consciousness; A-.T. Tymieniecka. Stephan Strasser's Philosophical Legacy and Duquesne University's Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center; D.J. Martino. 1. ANIMALITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS 1.1 Nietzsche's Bestiary. Animal, Man, Superman; D. Verducci. 1.2 'Strange Kinship": Merleau-Ponty on the Human-Animal Relation; T. Toadvine. 1.3 Husserl's Intersubjectivity and the Possibility of Living with Nonhuman Persons M. Trachsel. 1.4 Vertigo and the Beetle Out of the Box. On the Representation of Inner Mental States; M. Holt. 1.5 Bodies and More Bodies: Trying to Find Experience; M.J. Larrabee. 2. SOURCES OF HUMANITY 2.1 Nature and Men. The Common Destiny; L. Pyra. 2.2 In Search of the Sources of Humanity; B.Bombala. 2.3 The Historicity of Body and Soul; K. Rokstad. 3. IN SEARCH OF EXPERIENCE 3.1 An Empirical Phenomenological Approach to Experiences; I. Maso. 3.2 The Ethics of Attention; N. Madras. 3.3 Between Animality and Intellection: Phenomenology of the Child-Consciousness in Proust and Merleau-Ponty; J.A. Gosetti-Ferencei. 3.4 Naturalistic and Personalistic Attitude, M. Villela-Petit. 3.5 Mamardashvili on Thinking, and Sensitivity; M. Stafecka. 4. MORAL ELEMENT OF EXPERIENCE. 4.1 'The Ontopoietic Unfolding of Life" - A Conceptual System for an Ethics Focusing on the 'Bios"; C. Cozma. 4.2 Ontological Intentionality and Moral Consciousness in Human Experience; F. Totaro. 4.3 Gibt es eine Ethik der Lebenswelt? A. Brenner. 4.4 Traces Left by Levinas: Is 'Humanism of the Other" Possible? S.K. Çelik. 4.5 On the Subject of Heidegger:Existence, Person, Alterity, O. Rossi. 5. THE CREATIVE TURN 5.1 La Volonté Husserlienne en Tant Que Pouvoir Créateur; M.M.B. Martins. 5.2 Mental Experience and Creativity: H. Bergson, E. Husserl, P. Jurevics and A.-T. Tymieniecka, E. Freiberga. 5.3 Learning and Creativity; K. Selvi. 5.4 Education without Paideia.A Phenomenological View of Education Today; J. C. Couciero-Bueno. 6. CREATIVITY AND AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE 6.1 When the Given Becomes the Chosen; P. Trutty-Coohill. 6.2 Gadamer and the 'Traditionalist" School. On Art and the Divine; W. Lammi. 6.3 Aesthetic Virtuality of the Architectural-Natural Landscape in Modern Communications; L. Molodkina. 6.4 Vitalogical Aesthetics. The Idea of Beauty in African Culture, Art and Philosophy; M.N. Nkemnkia. INDEX OF NAMES.
Transcendental phenomenology presumed to have overcome the classic mind-body dichotomy in terms of consciousness. Should we indeed dissolve the specificity of human consciousness by explaining human experience in its multiple sense-giving modalities through the physiological functions of the brain? The present collection of studies addresses this crucial question challenging such "naturalizing" reductionism from multiple angles.
The challenge to phenomenology/philosophy at large, coming from the biological/neurological research, in the resurfacing mind-body controversy is being answered by the phenomenology/ontopoiesis of life in transposing the new issues involved upon the ontopoietic plane of life
The new notion of "sentience", as the core of the Logos, offers the thread Of Continuity In The Progressive Differentiation Of Life's functions