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By Jean-Luc Marion,Jeffrey L. Kosky

besides Husserl's Ideas and Heidegger's Being and Time, Being Given is among the vintage works of phenomenology within the 20th century. via readings of Kant, Husserl, Heidegger, Derrida, and twentieth-century French phenomenology (e.g., Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, and Henry), it ventures a daring and decisive reappraisal of phenomenology and its chances. Its author's most unusual paintings thus far, the ebook pushes phenomenology to its limits in an try and redefine and recuperate the phenomenological excellent, which the writer argues hasn't ever been discovered in any of the old phenomenologies. opposed to Husserl's aid to awareness and Heidegger's aid to Dasein, the writer proposes a 3rd relief to givenness, in which phenomena look unconditionally and convey themselves from themselves at their very own initiative.
Being Given is the clearest, such a lot systematic reaction to questions that experience occupied its writer for the higher a part of twenty years. The ebook articulates a strong set of options that are supposed to galvanize new examine in philosophy, faith, and artwork, in addition to on the intersection of those disciplines.
Some of the numerous concerns it treats contain the phenomenological definition of the phenomenon, the redefinition of the reward in phrases now not of financial system yet of givenness, the character of saturated phenomena, and the query "Who comes after the subject?" all through his attention of those concerns, the writer rigorously notes their value for the more and more well known fields of non secular experiences and philosophy of faith. Being Given is accordingly essential analyzing for an individual attracted to the query of the relation among the phenomenological and the theological in Marion and emergent French phenomenology.

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