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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 spread out and matured this ardour into the great technological know-how of astronomy. Advancing science’s quest for the 1st ideas of life meets the ontopoietic generative trademarks of existence, the point of interest of the hot Enlightenment. It offers a number of views illustrating how the interaction among humans and the celestial realm has educated civilizational traits. students and philosophers debate in physics and biology, the findings of that are establishing a extra inclusive, wider photo of the universe. the various types of the common order and of existence the following provided, all aiming on the first rules of existence―accord with the phenomenology/ontopoiesis of lifestyles in the logos-prompted primogenital flow of changing into and motion, which issues to a way forward for progressing tradition.

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Life, the cosmos and the individual take on new coordinates, and it is above all the relationship between these vital elements that interests her. This relationship 29 Ibid. pp. 166–167 (my translation). 36 F. Alfieri is able to demonstrate that only the vital lymph of the human condition reveals the original meaning of “life”. The human condition must therefore be grasped in terms of the unity of everything that is alive, and in close connection with the laws that regulate the cosmos. In this network of relationships, each element occupies a very precise place.

It is clear that for Conrad-Martius the starting point or rather the priority lies precisely in the “real”, and that she intends to “go beyond” any idealistic position – the implicit reference in this passage is the Husserlian position – that contemplates the real only in close connection with the ‘I’. 23 In this way Conrad-Martius seeks to give “concreteness” to the real, which cannot remain exclusively within consciousness, but may be assumed to have an autonomous structure of its own outside consciousness.

What is being debated here is a transformation of the Meontik into a form of ontology in which the traditional metaphysical questions can be answered thanks to phenomenological instruments (to be exact, through the instruments of meontic phenomenology), and can give solutions which differ from those proposed by the old metaphysics. The same structure of the previous period reappears as the framework of a theoretical proposal, the aim of which is to examine the idea of Being in all its components, considering both the ontological configuration of beings as well as their ontological ground.

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