The Essential Writings

The Essential Writings

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Jean-Luc Marion: The Essential Writings is the first anthology of this major contemporary philosopher's writings. It spans his entire career as a historian of philosophy, as a theologian, and as a theoretician of "saturated phenomena." The editor's long general Introduction situates Marion in the history of modern philosophy, especially phenomenology, and shorter introductions preface each section of the anthology. The entire volume enables professors to teach Marion by assigning a single book, and the editor's introductions makes it possible for students to learn enough about phenomenology to read Marion without having to take preliminary courses in Husserl and Heidegger.

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  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 30.48mm | 975.22g
  • Fordham University Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0823251063
  • 9780823251063
  • 359,536

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"The first major anthology of selections from many of Marion's most important writings, covering a wide range of his work in many different areas: history of philosophy (especially Descartes), phenomenology, theology, philosophy of religion. What makes the collection also particularly valuable are Kevin Hart's excellent introductions, both to Marion's work overall and to each particular area of his writings. Hart's introductions are introductions in the best sense of that term: They prepare the reader, awake interest, provide context, clarify difficulties, raise questions, and especially invite the reader into the texts themselves. This collection will be eminently useful for the classroom but will also prove a valuable introduction to Marion's work for the individual reader."-Christina M. Gschwandtner, University of Scranton

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About Jean-Luc Marion

Jean-Luc Marion is The Andrew Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School, Department of Philosophy, and Committee on Social Thought; Dominique Dubarle Chair of Philosophy at L'Institut Catholique de Paris; Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris IV's Sorbonne, and a member of the Academie Francaise. His other books for Fordham include The Idol and Distance; Prolegomena to Charity; In Excess; Studies of Saturated Phenomena; On the Ego and On God Further Cartesian Questions; The Visible and the Revealed; and, as co-author, Phenomenology and the "Theological Turn": The French Debate. Kevin Hart is Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, where he also holds courtesy professorships in the Departments of English and French. He is also Eric D'Arcy Professor of Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. Among his most recent books are Clandestine Encounters: Philosophy in the Narratives of Maurice Blanchot and, co-edited with Michael A. Signer, The Exorbitant:Emmanuel Levinas between Jews and Christians.

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Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction by Kevin Hart I. Metaphysics and Its Idols Introduction The Marches of Metaphysics Double Idolatry II. Saturation, Gift, and Icon Introduction The Breakthrough and the Broadening Sketch of the Saturated Phenomenon The Banality of Saturation The Reason of the Gift The Icon or the Endless Hermeneutic III. Reading Descartes Introduction The Ambivalence of Cartesian Metaphysics The Eternal Truths The Question of the Divine Names Does the Ego Alter the Other? The Originary Otherness of the Ego IV. Revelation and Apophasis Introduction The Prototype and the Image Thomas Aquinas and Onto-Theology The Possible and Revelation What Cannot Be Said The Impossible for Man-God V. On Love and Sacrifice Introduction The Intentionality of Love Concerning the Lover, and His Advance The Creation of the Self Sketch of a Phenomenological Concept of Sacrifice Notes Index

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