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The Elemental Dialectic of Light and Darkness : The Passions of the Soul in the Onto-Poiesis of Life - Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

The Elemental Dialectic of Light and Darkness

The Passions of the Soul in the Onto-Poiesis of Life

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1992
ISBN: 9780792316015
Number Of Pages: 387

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The dialectic of light and darkness studied in this collection of essays reveals itself as a primal factor of life as well as the essential element of the specifically human world. From its borderline position between physis and psyche, natural growth and techne, bios and ethos, it functions as the essential factor in all the sectors of life at large. We see its crucial role in all sectors of life while, prompted by man's creative imagination, it enhances and spurs his vital as well as societal and spiritual life.
This rare collection contains studies by Thomas Ryba, Krystina Gorniak-Kocikowska, Lois Oppenheim, Sydney Feshback, Eldon van Lieve, Sitansu Ray, Theodore Litman, Peter Morgan, Colette Michael, Christopher Lalonde, L. Findlay, Christopher Eykman, Beverly Schlack Randles, Jorge Garcia-Gomez, William Haney, Sherilyn Abdoo, David Brottman, Alan Pratt, Hans Rudnick, George Scheper, Freema Gottlieb, Marlies Kronegger.

The Theme : Light and Darkness: The Primeval Dialectic of Life
Elemental Forms, Creativity and the Transformative Power of Literature in A-T. Tymieniecka's Tractatus Brevisp. 3
The Light, the Word, the Sea, and the Inner Moral Selfp. 27
"No Matter How No Matter Where": The Unlit in Samuel Beckett's Not I and Stirrings Stillp. 43
The Light at the End of the Tunnel Is Coming Right at Me, or, the Dialectic of Elemental Light and Elemental Darkp. 55
Monet's Revealing Light: Evolution and Devolutionp. 85
Tagore on the Dialectics of Light and Darknessp. 101
The Sublime as a Source of Light in the Works of Nicolas Boileaup. 111
Light in Wordsworth Illustratedp. 121
Light/Darkness and the Phenomenon of Creation in Victor Hugop. 131
Illuminating Light in Augustp. 149
Imagining Epistemology: Plato and Romantic Luminariesp. 163
The Symbolic Meaning of Light in Eichendorff's Das Marmorbildp. 183
Virginia Woolf's Poetic Imagination: Patterns of Light and Darkness in To the Lighthousep. 193
The Swan and Erotic Love: Light, Color, and Myth in Ruben Dario's Poeticsp. 207
Metaphor and the Experience of Lightp. 237
Jake Barnes' Insomnia and Fiesta Nightmare in The Sun Also Risesp. 249
Light-Values as Existential Indices in Thomas Pynchon's Extravagant Comic Reveryp. 269
A Note on Heidegger's Death Analytic: The Tolstoyian Correlativep. 297
Per aspera ad astra: Aspects of Darkness and Light in Western Literary Consciousnessp. 307
Illumination and Darkness in the Song of Songsp. 315
Light and the Aesthetics of Holiness in the Jewish Spiritual Traditionp. 337
Reason and Laughter: Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher and La Danse des Mortsp. 351
Creative Imagination and Dreamp. 363
Index of Namesp. 377
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ISBN: 9780792316015
ISBN-10: 0792316010
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 387
Published: 31st July 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.77