Counter-Experiences: Reading Jean-Luc Marion


Counter-Experiences: Reading Jean-Luc Marion

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Unarguably, Jean-Luc Marion is the leading figure in French phenomenology as well as one of the proponents of the so-called “theological turn” in European philosophy. In this volume, Kevin Hart has assembled a stellar group of philosophers and theologians from the United States, Britain, France, and Australia to examine Marion s work–especially his later work–from a variety of perspectives. The resulting volume is an indispensable resource for scholars working at the intersection of philosophy and theology.

Hart characterizes Marion s work as a profound response to two major philosophical events: the end of metaphysics and the beginning of phenomenology. From the vantage point reached by Marion over the years, Hart argues, that end and that beginning are one and the same. Yet their unity is elusive: in order to discern it, the student of Marion must follow his vigorous and subtle rethinking of the history of modern philosophy and the nature of phenomenology. Only then can the re