PHAINOMENA - CONTENTS AND ABSTRACTS
2-3. On Truth
4. Franz Brentano and the Beginnings of Phenomenology
5-6. Intentionality and Language
9-10. Phenomenology and Theology
19-20. Subject and Existence
21-22. Circle of Understanding
23-24. Spheres of Meaning
27-28. Tradition and Overstepping
33-34. Phenomena and Meanings
37-38. Horizons and Perspectives
39-40. Graphs, Diagrams
41-42. Being within Interpretation
43-44. The Beginnings
45-46 European Understanding, Philosophical Understanding
49-50 Culturality - Pictorality - Conceptuality
51-52 Philosophical Dialects
53-54 Hermeneutics and Humanistics
55-56 Hermeneutics and Humanistics II
57-58 Globalization: World Ethos and World Peace
59 Humanism and Culture
60-61 Europe, World and Humanity in the 21st Century: Phenomenological Perspectives
64-65 (2008) Deductions
66-67 (2008) Kunst und Form
68-69 (2009) Europe, World and Humanity in 21st Century: Dialogue in Culture, Dialogue between Cultures
70-71 PONOVITEV / REPETION
72-73 ANALOGIJE / ANALOGIES
Phainomena 1996/15-16 : Aristotle
Laying stress on Aristotle's impact on the Scholastics we often forget that Aristotle exerted a powerful influence on the formation of contemporary hermeneutic phenomenology both in Heidegger's and Gadamer's thought. The contributions stimulated by the philosophical relevance of this influence concentrate primarily on the practical philosophy, philosophy of language and that of nature.
Phainomena 1996/17-18 : Descartes - Meditations on First Philosophy and Europe
The choice of first philosophy is not only an aspect of philosophizing with the pretence at a strict scientific foundation: it rather seeks for a philosophical foundation of European humanity. Four hundred years after the birth of Rene Descartes, Europe is trying to locate its own foundations and most of all reach a self-understanding in the endeavour to transcend the limitations of Descartes' paradigm and by doing so face the surplus of its own strangeness.
Phainomena 1997/19-20 : Subject and Existence
The concepts of subject and existence indicate a field of topics as regards the understanding of human being in contemporary philosophy. A few decades ago it was so to say self-evident that the existence begins where the subject ends. However, if we take a closer look particularly at anthropological and ethical theories, we are likely to find out that problems arise even if we "begin from" the subject. For a further clarification, we move together with Heracleitus toward "the man coming out of the night".
Phainomena 1997/ 21-23 : Circle of Understanding
Matija Vlačić, Primiž Trubar's contemporary and colleague, in his famous essay Clavis Scripturae (1567) bases his theory of interpretation and explanation on the metaphor of body as organic encircling. He may well have indicated that the hermeneutic circle concerns us as an open question about ourselves; this is a discovery of the contemporary hermeneutics, which in this respect exerted an influence also on philosophy of religion. A stroll across the history of philosophy dedicated to Aristotle's theory of time can be taken as an exercise in persevering in the circle of understanding.
Phainomena 1998/ 23-24 : Spheres of Meaning
The spheres of meaning are broadening and narrowing in the time flow of our lives' situations, in the historicity of the world, which in the situational unveiling veils itself. Are the limits of experience of language also the limits of the experience of the world? Is it possible to discern between the language and body facticity? Why do we on the other hand try to reach beyond the limits of experience into the sphere of all spheres?
Phainomena 1998/25-26 : Ethics-Poetics
The reasons for the encounters between ethics and poetics are to be found in the joy of life itself. Of course, we should not neglect the reasons for their incompatibility as well as their common "decline", when ethics is stuck in normativeness and poetics in formalism. Questions of the possibility of this encounter are therefore of great importance and relevance in the times of the prevalence of norms and formatives.
Phainomena 1999/26-27 : Tradition and Stepping Over
The turn to tradition is today related to the critical understanding of human spirit. It is possible that a human being in the future won't exist by way of tradition. From the viewpoint of philosophy, we find ourselves in the situation of stepping over since thinking must step over its own abyss. What kinds of modifications are in this context at work in Heidegger's Being and Time and in contemporary hermeneutics in general?
Phainomena 1999/ 29-30 : Metapolitics
What are the decisive marks of the spiritual-historical situation in the 20th century? Perhaps we could find an answer to this question on the basis of an insight that the metaphysics has turned into metapolitics. Heidegger's thought about the history of Being, phenomenon of power and totalitarianism of authority is presented within this context. A question needs to be raised as regards the concept of historicalness in the 20th-century philosophy and the nature of truth about the truth that comes to light in this context. In what way is the truth, which - and if it - wants to be more than truth subject to the politics of interpretation?
Phainomena 2000/31-32 : Nihilism
A hundred years after the death of Friedrich Nietzsche we can state with certainty that his prognosis of the reign of nihilism over the next two hundred years proved to be true. The contributions dealing with this fundamental thought concentrate especially on nihilism as it presents itself in relation to God, pure logical thought, historicalness and earthliness as the historical grounds of our world of life.
Phainomena 2000/33-34 : Phenomena and Meanings
The hundredth anniversary of the publication of Husserl's Logical Investigations, which signify the breakthrough of phenomenology in the 20th-century philosophy, can be thought of as an incentive for a renewed consideration of the basis and aims of the phenomenological investigations. The primary concern of the attributions assembled in this issue under the title Phenomena and Meanings is the intentional analysis and theory of meaning as put forward by Husserl in his Logical Investigations. This then serves as the basis for discussions on various aspects of philosophical experience: from the methodology of philosophical investigation, language, nature, art, the question of god and historicalness all the way to virtual reality.
Phainomena 2001/35-36 : Origins
The 35-36 number of the Phainomena magazine with the title "Origins"
presents the philosophical search for the origin in the sphere of language,
culture, nature, religion and pure thought. The starting point of the discussion
is the critique of "returning to the origins" in contemporary philosophy,
which mustn't avert us from the original dimensions of human existence. Even
more: we have to in a certain way re-acknowledge the human right to the origin
exactly because of man's uncertainty as regards his origin. (Andrina Tonkli-Komel,