The best papers will be collected and published as a book that would provide critical survey of the key ideas and themes of marion’s work: including god and being, augustine of hippo, god and descartes, eros, charity, intentionality, givenness, the saturated phenomenon, otherness, difference and community. The name jean-luc marion conjures up a distinctive, vibrant, and rather enigmatic presence in the world of contemporary catholic thought born in 1946, and a graduate of the ecole normale superieure, he has risen in the french academic ranks by dint of tireless energy, ambition, and brilliance, and is now a professor at the sorbonne and the university of chicago and the director of the. Jean-luc marion (born 1946) is one of france's leading descartes scholars and phenomenologists he teaches at the sorbonne and the university of chicago and is a member of the académie française. Dermot a lane it is a pleasure for me as president of mater dei institute to welcome the publication of this collection of essays celebrating the work of jean-luc marion.
Special editor: john white jean-luc marion “the phenomenological origin of the concept of givenness” bret saunders university of dallas “the distance of friendship: reading augustine’s confessions with jean-luc marion. Abstract: jean-luc marion claims that god must no longer be thought of in terms of the traditional metaphysical category of being, for that reduces god to an all too human concept which he calls dieu god must be conceived outside of the ontological difference and outside of the question of being itself essay on marion - for a long time. What is jean-luc marion\’s criticism of the approaches to god by both onto-theology and martin heidegger how does marion suggest that we should approach god and talk about god format: times new roman 12pt 1in.
Jean-luc marion advances a controversial argument for a god free of all categories of being taking a characteristically postmodern stance, marion challenges a fundamental premise of both metaphysics and neo-thomist theology: that god, before all else, must be. Jean-luc marion - 2002 - stanford university press to the things themselves: essays on the discourse and practice of the phenomenology of religion arvind sharma - 2001 - w de gruyter. Jean-luc marion unarguably stands as the leading figure in french phenomenology as well as one of the proponents of the so-calledtheological turnin european philosophy in a new book titledcounter-experiences: reading jean-luc marion,kevin hart, a chaired professor in philosophy and literature at.
Philosophy of religion god and the caducity of being: jean-luc marion and edith stein on thinking god antonio calcagno abstract: jean-luc marion claims that god must no longer be thought of in terms of the traditional metaphysical category of being, for that reduces god to an all too human concept which he calls dieugod must be conceived outside of the ontological difference and outside. The essay that best encapsulates the recent thought of jean-luc marion is, in my opinion, “the saturated phenomenon” (sp) here the author gives an account of what he calls the paradox of an “impossible” phenomenon, one that bedazzles the ego through an excess of intuition over intention. In light of these suggestions, the phenomenology of jean-luc marion is defended against three critiques, namely that it compromises the boundary between phenomenology and theology, that the theology it serves is a bad one to boot, and that it has an inadequate account of the subject.
Jean-luc marion is andrew thomas greeley and grace mcnichols greeley professor of catholic studies and professor of the philosophy of religions and theology at the university of chicago he specialises in the history of modern philosophy and contemporary phenomenology. This essay develops a phenomenological reconstruction of cusa’s late gothic concept of complex spaces in conversation with the related, 20th century discussion on the concept of iconicity in pawel florensky and jean-luc marion. This essay evaluates jean-luc marion’s claim in the erotic phenomenonthat eros and agape are “two names selected among an infinity of others in order to think and to say the one love” (221) i will defend.
Presented and published as the 2013 père marquette lecture in theology, the short book givenness & hermeneutics is one of several recent english translations of jean-luc marion’s work, including the reason of the gift, negative certitudes, in the self’s place, and descartes’ grey ontology. Focusing on three works by jean-luc marion that discuss the questions of idolatry (the idol and distance, god without being, and in excess), this article examines marion's distinction between icon and idols and applies it to the question of the role of the poor in liberation theology, with especial reference to the liberation theologian. In this article, i argue that jean-luc marion's concept of the saturated phenomenon offers a new way of thinking the relation between god and the human person i show that the saturated phenomenon allows us to construct the relation between incommensurable terms (god and the human being) without requiring a similitude to mediate the relation. Jean-luc marion unarguably stands as the leading figure in french phenomenology as well as one of the proponents of the so-called “theological turn” in european philosophy in a new book titled “counter-experiences: reading jean-luc marion,” kevin hart, a chaired professor in philosophy and.
Jean-luc marion is one of the world’s foremost philosophers of religion as well as one of the leading catholic thinkers of modern times in god without being , marion challenges a fundamental premise of traditional philosophy, theology, and metaphysics: that god, before all else, must be. On the 'face' as an icon in jean luc-marion's works the engagement is made to the engagement is made to establish a basis for a call to a loving encounter with the 'other' as per the example. The postmodern retrieval of neoplatonism in jean-luc marion and john milbank and the origin of western subjectivity in augustine and eriugena hermathena 165 (1998), pp 9-70 hemming, laurence. Description : jean-luc marion is one of the most prominent young philosophers working today and one of the best contemporary descartes scholars cartesian questions, his fifth book on descartes, is a collection of seven essays on descartes' method and its relation to his metaphysics.
Jean-luc marion review essay pending god without being: hors-texte by jean-luc marion , translated by thomas a carlson (religion and postmodernism series: university of chicago press) let me admit first off that marion's god without being is a difficult read i admit this despite the fact that, when i first read it, my brain was well steeped in the work of derrida, heidegger, levinas. In attempting to describe the human, finite encounter with the infinite, philosophers such as jean-luc marion, emmanuel levinas, and others have turned to an exploration of seemingly infinite meaning and the ultimately mysterious nature of phenomena, especially icons and the face of the other. Jean-luc nancy's debts to both secular and religious categories in his theorization of community are clear, while the recent work of jean-luc marion is firmly rooted in the theological tradition as well as the phenomenological works of hussurl and heidegger. Jean-luc marion studies both the history of modern philosophy and contemporary phenomenology in the former field, he has published several books on descartes' ontology, rational theology, and metaphysics, focusing especially on medieval sources and using modern patterns of interpretation (on descartes' metaphysical prism and cartesian questions.