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By Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (auth.), Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Calvin O. Schrag (eds.)

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The essays during this quantity represent a section of the study application being conducted via the foreign Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences. tested as an associate society of the realm Institute for advert­ vanced Phenomenological examine and studying in 1976, in Arezzo, Italy, through the president of the Institute, Dr Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, this actual society is dedicated to an exploration of the relevance of phenomenological tools and insights for an knowing of the origins and ambitions of the specialized human sciences. The essays revealed within the first a part of the e-book have been initially awarded on the moment Congress of this society held at Purdue collage, West Lafayette, Indiana, 12-14 July 1979. the second one a part of the quantity includes chosen essays from the 3rd conference (the 11th foreign Congress of Phenomenology of the realm Phenomen­ ology Institute) held in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1981. With the 3rd a part of this booklet we cross into the "Human Rights" factor as taken care of by means of the realm Phenomenology Institute on the Interamerican Philosophy Congress held in Tallahassee, Florida, additionally in 1981. the quantity opens with a mono­ graph by means of Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka at the foundations of ethics within the ethical perform in the life-world and the social global proven as truly specified. the most principles of this paintings were awarded by means of Tymieniecka as lead lectures to the 3 meetings giving them a decent research-project con­ sistency.

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In this maneuver of reason, the "valid" moral significance, stemming from valuation, will recede before a surreptitiously substituted one, and the evil significance of this strategem itself will be concealed. Once introduced, this phenomenon, known by the term "hypocrisy," pervades with its intrinsic sense the interpretative system and robs the self-interpreting subject of the natural significance of his existential script. When we compare the effects of the malefic interpretation of the transactional interacting upon its "actor" on the one side, and its "sufferer" on the other side, we will come to a result perplexing for the representatives of the vitalistic or utilitarian ethics.

The "moral enjoyment" of our acts, in which we should otherwise suffer while surrendering our interest to those of others, is a counterbalancing experiential factor essential to the establishment of the moral interpretation within intersubjective interaction. What we may lose in the existential transactional circuit, we may gain in the moral enjoyment of our benevolence, which surpasses all other types of joys by giving value to our own being as experienced by us and thereby strengthening our existential force by self-confidence, selfreliability, and ultimately self-worthiness.

Furthermore the qualitative nature of emotions is diffusive, as is their dynamic impact: unlike benevolence, it is not purposively oriented but diffusively animates the functional system of its subject. Hence we should conclude that benevolence, which is to be identified neither with sensing, feeling, nor emotive experience, is an experiential instance sui generis. Its qualitative complex of interfused and undissociable moments consists of a spontaneous striving, which pervades the already established functional state of the subject.

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