By Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (auth.), Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Attila Grandpierre (eds.)
This quantity represents the 1st which interfaces with astronomy because the fulcrum of the sciences. It supplies complete expression to the human ardour for the skies. Advancing human civilization has opened up and matured this ardour into the excellent technology of astronomy. Advancing science’s quest for the 1st ideas of life meets the ontopoietic generative emblems of lifestyles, the focus of the recent Enlightenment. It offers various views illustrating how the interaction among people and the celestial realm has proficient civilizational tendencies. students and philosophers debate in physics and biology, the findings of that are starting a extra inclusive, wider photo of the universe. the several types of the common order and of existence right here awarded, all aiming on the first ideas of existence—accord with the phenomenology/ontopoiesis of existence in the logos-prompted primogenital flow of changing into and motion, which issues to a way forward for progressing culture.
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To summarize: (i) Beneath the primordial ordination of life’s praxis in its generation and evolution and its cognitive presentational coordination, there lies the pragmatic ordination of life’s functions. However, this level of coordination at which the living subject/the living agent encounters its “objective” counterpart in the existential transaction relies on a constructive ordination that posits the agent as both a subject of actio and passio and the “object” of that ordination’s attraction, attention, objectives within the web of the unity-of-everythingthere-is-alive and ultimately within the network of the logos of life.
In rectifying our view on the genetic conditions of experience, we have to recognize that although the cognitive logoic perspective is indispensible, it does not preside over the construction/constitution of reality. Further, cognitive attention and cognitive figurative principles, models, rules are not ordained by an instancing distinct from nature, separate from empirical experience. The cognitive/conscious constitution of objectivity is convertible with the natural functional root of existential generation.
140). The third difficulty is that the actual meaning of physical action has fundamental biological meaning. “The computation of the action is similar to that done by an accountant determining the total profit of a business for any given production strategy. The businessman naturally tries to maximize the total profit by following the most advantageous history” (Zee, 1986, p. 107). Actually, the most fundamental meaning of the action principle is that the action is a cost function (Rosen, 1967, pp.