By Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Amazing towards peace and concord the person is ceasely torn aside in own, social, nationwide existence via wars, feuds, inequities and intimate own conflicts for which there looks no respite. Does the human situation in interplay with others suggest a relentless adversity? Or, is that this clash due to an inside or exterior issue of evil governing our attitudes and behavior towards the opposite individual? To what standards may still I refer for appreciation, judgment, path referring to my attitudes and my activities as they endure at the overall healthiness of others? on the roots of those questions lies human adventure which must be thoroughly clarified ahead of moving into speculative abstractions of the moral theories and precepts. Literature, which in its very gist, dwells upon disentangling in a number of point of view the peripeteia of our life-experience deals us a different box of source-material for ethical and moral investigations. Literature brings preeminently to mild the ethical Sentiment which pervades our existence with others -- our life tout court docket. Being modulated during the process our studies the ethical Sentiment sustains the very feel of literature and of private human lifestyles (Tymieniecka).
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Goodness and love can be ‘true’ only if they properly represent vitality. In Her Son’s W ife, vitality gives phenomena objective meaning. 2 Non-presence, or that which is not idealized as the full presence of vitality has no place in and for an existence which deems itself right, worthy, and morally good. 3 To my knowledge, however, no research on Canﬁeld has been done from a dedicated phenomenological perspective. 5 When reality no longer applies to the protagonist’s idealization of vitality, Mrs.
Bascomb one day realizes that it might be possible to slowly 34 ANNIKA LJUNG-BARUTH turn Lottie into an invalid. She screens herself from guilt by telling herself that she is doing this for the sake of Dids, her little granddaughter who is quickly degenerating into a delinquent under Lottie’s slack supervision. Mrs. Bascomb hires a quack doctor to fuel Lottie’s hypochondria. From being a woman who imagines that she has pains in her feet, Lottie slowly turns into a woman who believes that it would be dangerous to get out of bed.
Is to thrill us awake to ... all life’’ (Schroeter; ‘‘DCF and Rockwell Kent’’ in DCF N Newsletter , 4:2, 1997, p. 8). In Canﬁeld’s graduating thesis on the French playwright and poet Emile Augier, she praises his realism as ‘‘life itself. It is the soul of a problem, of a society, of an epoch, which reveals itself ’ (Washington; DAB, p. 26). The tendency to celebrate life is understandable from a commonsensical viewpoint. However it also reveals something less innocent, namely a presentational ontological hierarchy based on vitality.
The Enigma of Good and Evil: The Moral Sentiment in Literature (Analecta Husserliana) by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka