The human being in the context of nature: Philosophical anthropology and natural sciences in Hedwig Conrad-martius [Book Review]

Axiomathes 18 (4):425-443 (2008)
The most original aspect of Hedwig Conrad-Martius’ research is her interpretation of nature, performed through the phenomenological method. She pinpoints the very essences of the natural phenomena, discovering entelechies inside them and a trans-physical dimension. She reads the evolution of nature in a new way, against the deterministic interpretation of it. Inside nature one can discover many levels, qualitatively different. The human being participates to all of them, but his/her peculiarity is linked to the mental–spiritual life.
Keywords Hedwig Conrad-Martius  Natural sciences  Biology  Evolution theory  Entelechy  Physical  Trans-physical  Body  Psyche  Mental–spiritual life
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DOI 10.1007/s10516-008-9046-z
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Hedwig Conrad-Martius (1923). Realität. Jahrbuch für Philosophie Und Phänomenologische Forschung 6:159.

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