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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 will enable professors to teach Marion by assigning a single book, and the editor's introductions will make it possible for students to learn enough about phenomenology to read Marion without having to take preliminary courses in Husserl and Heidegger.show more

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  • Paperback | 564 pages
  • 177.8 x 254 x 30.48mm | 975.22g
  • Fordham University Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0823251063
  • 9780823251063
  • 415,495

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"The Essential Marion will help a new generation of English-speaking readers to share the pleasure venerable French scholars, and less venerable Anglo-saxon scholars, have had for years. A superb, erudite and lucid introduction by Kevin Hart makes Marion even more readable while providing the audience with a general introduction to phenomenology. An astonishingly useful volume." -- -Jean-Yves Lacoste Australian Catholic University "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 Scrantonshow more

About Jean-Luc Marion

Jean-Luc Marion is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Paris-Sorbonne Paris IV, Dominique Dubarle Professor of Philosophy at the Institut catholique de Paris, Andrew T. Greely and Grace McNichols Greeley Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Chicago Divinity School, and a member of the Academie francaise. Kevin Hart is Chairman and Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. He also holds courtesy professorships in the Departments of English and French. In addition, he is Eric D'Arcy Professor of Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University. Among his recent scholarly books are Jean- Luc Marion: The Essential Writings (2012), Clandestine Encounters: Philosophy in the Narratives of Maurice Blanchot (2010), and The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas between Jews and Christians (2010). His collections of poetry are Flame Tree: Selected Poems (2002), Young Rain (2008), and Morning Knowledge (2011).show more

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 Indexshow more

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