Refiguring Givenness

Robyn Horner

in Rethinking God as Gift

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780823221219
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235599 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Refiguring Givenness

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This chapter discusses the phenomenological approach of Marion. In developing his own phenomenological approach, he maintains that what he achieves rests strictly within phenomenological bounds. Marion strongly indicates his resistance to a theological reading of his later works, Réduction et donation and Étant donné. At the same time, however, these works open onto a consideration of revelation as it might be said to enter the phenomenological sphere. This chapter focuses on the main features of Marion's initial formulation of a phenomenology of givenness, particularly as it is reliant on or departs from the phenomenologies of Husserl, Heidegger, and Levinas. The chapter also interacts with the work of his contemporaries: Michel Henry, Jean Greisch, and Dominique Janicaud, among others.

Keywords: Marion; phenomenological approach; Réduction et donation; Étant donné; givenness; Janicaud; Henry; Greisch

Chapter.  14043 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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