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Stanislas Breton

Richard Kearney

in Debates in Continental Philosophy

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780823223176
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235155 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823223176.003.0008

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Stanislas Breton

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Stanislas Breton has published works on such diverse topics as Neoplatonism, Thomism, Marxism, phenomenology, logic, and poetics. Breton says that his philosophical journey is related to his biographical one. His early upbringing and education in a rural community in La Vendée certainly had a significant impact on his subsequent thinking; it determined his later leanings towards a certain philosophical realism. He believes that philosophy begins in the life-world. Therefore, it is not very surprising that his understanding of Being should be colored by his lived experience, by the formative images of his being in the world. This conviction predisposed him, of course, to a phenomenological approach to philosophy; it also confirmed his belief that a poetics of imagination is an indispensable dimension of genuine thinking. Breton also talks about God and the poetics of relation.

Keywords: Stanislas Breton; Neoplatonism; Marxism; Thomism; philosophy; realism; Being; God; poetics; relation

Chapter.  5463 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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