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Marion, Jean-Luc 1946-

Works: 528 works in 1,598 publications in 3 languages and 32,702 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Thesis advisor, Translator, Collector, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Contributor, Opponent, wpr, Creator, Honoree, Compiler, 956, 958, Director
Classifications: B2430.M283, 194
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In the self's place : the approach of Saint Augustine by Jean-Luc Marion( )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Omslag] In the Self's Place is an original phenomenological reading of Augustine that considers his engagement with notions of identity in Confessions. Using the Augustinian experience of confessio, Jean-Luc Marion develops a model of selfhood that examines this experience in light of the whole of the Augustinian corpus. Towards this end, Marion engages with noteworthy modern and postmodern analyses of Augustine's most "experiential" work, including the critical commentaries of Jacques Derrida, Martin Heidegger, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Marion ultimately concludes that Augustine has preceded postmodernity in exploring an excess of the self over and beyond itself, and in using this alterity of the self to itself, as a driving force for creative relations with God, the world, and others. This reading establishes striking connections between accounts of selfhood across the fields of contemporary philosophy, literary studies, and Augustine's early Christianity
The reason of the gift by Jean-Luc Marion( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phenomenological origins of the concept of givenness -- Remarks on the origins of Gegebenheit in Heidegger's thought -- Substitution and solicitude: how Levinas re-reads Heidegger -- Sketch of a phenomenological concept of sacrifice
God without being : hors-texte by Jean-Luc Marion( )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. Rather, he locates a "God without Being" in the realm of agape, of Christian charity or love"--Pub. website
Being given : toward a phenomenology of givenness by Jean-Luc Marion( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with Husserl's Ideas and Heidegger's Being and Time, Being Given is one of the classic works of phenomenology in the twentieth century. Through readings of Kant, Husserl, Heidegger, Derrida, and twentieth-century French phenomenology (e.g., Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, and Henry), it ventures a bold and decisive reappraisal of phenomenology and its possibilities. Its author's most original work to date, the book pushes phenomenology to its limits in an attempt to redefine and recover the phenomenological ideal, which the author argues has never been realized in any of the historical phenomenologies. Against Husserl's reduction to consciousness and Heidegger's reduction to Dasein, the author proposes a third reduction to givenness, wherein phenomena appear unconditionally and show themselves from themselves at their own initiative. Being Given is the clearest, most systematic response to questions that have occupied its author for the better part of two decades. The book articulates a powerful set of concepts that should provoke new research in philosophy, religion, and art, as well as at the intersection of these disciplines. Some of the significant issues it treats include the phenomenological definition of the phenomenon, the redefinition of the gift in terms not of economy but of givenness, the nature of saturated phenomena, and the question "Who comes after the subject?" Throughout his consideration of these issues, the author carefully notes their significance for the increasingly popular fields of religious studies and philosophy of religion. Being Given is therefore indispensable reading for anyone interested in the question of the relation between the phenomenological and the theological in Marion and emergent French phenomenology
The crossing of the visible by Jean-Luc Marion( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visible and the revealed by Jean-Luc Marion( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Visible and the Revealed, Jean-Luc Marion brings together his most significant papers dealing with the relationship between philosophy and theology. Covering the ground from some of his earliest writings on this topic to very recent reflections, they are particularly useful for understanding the progression of Marion's thought on such topics as the saturated phenomenon and the possibility of something like 'Christian Philosophy.' The book contains his seminal pieces on the saturated phenomenon and on the gift, although the essays also explore more recent developments of his thought on these topics." "Several chapters explicitly explore the boundary line between philosophy and theology or their mutual enrichment and influence. In one of the final pieces, 'The Banality of Saturation, ' Marion considers some of the most recent objections brought against his notion of the saturated phenomenon and responds to them in detail, suggesting that saturated phenomena are neither as rare nor as inflexible as often assumed. The work contains two chapters not previously available in English and brings together several other pieces previously translated but now difficult to find. For readers interested in the relation between the two disciplines, this is indispensable reading."--Jacket
Prolegomena to charity by Jean-Luc Marion( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These essays by the French Catholic philosopher Jean-Luc Marion touch on aspects of love and self-love and the paradoxes that arise when one attempts to weigh private interest against the social good. In presenting his arguments, Marion draws on the classical tradition, on the New Testament and early Christian texts, and on the work of Continental philosophers such as Nietzsche and Sartre."--Jacket
The idol and distance : five studies by Jean-Luc Marion( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In both his theological and his phenomenological projects Marion's central effort to free the absolute or unconditional (be it theology's God or phenomenology's phenomenon) from the various limits and preconditions of human thought and language will imply a thoroughgoing critique of all metaphysics, and above all of the modern metaphysics centered on the active, spontaneous subject who occupies modern philosophy from Descartes through Hegel and Nietzsche."--Jacket
In excess : studies of saturated phenomena by Jean-Luc Marion( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Excess: Studies of Saturated Phenomena is the third book in Jean-Luc Marion's phenomenological trilogy that includes Reduction and Givenness and Being Given. Marion renews his argument for a phenomenology of givenness, with penetrating analyses of the phenomena of event, idol, flesh, and icon." "With an eye turned more explicitly than ever before to hermeneutical dimensions of the debate, Marion masterfully draws together issues emerging from his close reading of Descartes and Pascal, Husserl and Heidegger, Levinas and Henry. Concluding with a revised version of his response to Derrida, In the Name: How to Avoid Speaking of It, Marion powerfully re-articulates the theological possibilities of phenomenology."--Jacket
Reduction and givenness : investigations of Husserl, Heidegger, and phenomenology by Jean-Luc Marion( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through careful, historically informed analysis of groundbreaking phenomenological texts by Husserl and Heidegger, Jean-Luc Marion argues for the necessity of a "third" phenomenological reduction that concerns what is fully implied but left largely unthought by the phenomenologies of both Husserl and Heidegger: the unconditional "givenness" of the phenomenon
The erotic phenomenon by Jean-Luc Marion( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While humanists have pondered the subject of love to the point of obsessiveness, philosophers have steadfastly ignored it. One might wonder whether the discipline of philosophy even recognizes love. The word philosophy means "love of wisdom," but the absence of love from philosophical discourse is curiously glaring. So where did the love go? In The Erotic Phenomenon, Jean-Luc Marion asks this fundamental question of philosophy, while reviving inquiry into the concept of love itself. Marion begins his book with a critique of Descartes' equation of the ego's ability to doubt with the certainty that one exists--"I think, therefore I am"--Arguing that this is worse than vain. We encounter being, he says, when we first experience love: I am loved, therefore I am; and this love is the reason I care whether I exist or not. This philosophical base allows Marion to probe several manifestations of love and its variations, including carnal excitement, self-hate, lying and perversion, fidelity, the generation of children, and the love of God. Throughout, Marion stresses that all erotic phenomena, including sentimentality, pornography, and even boasts about one's sexual conquests, stem not from the ego as popularly understood but instead from love
On the ego and on God : further Cartesian questions by Jean-Luc Marion( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this most recent of his seminal studies on Descartes, Jean-Luc Marion brings together essays on the topics of the ego and of God, most of them previously unavailable in English. More than any other of Marion's works, the book illustrates the profound connection between his phenomenological concerns and his writings on Descartes. Liberating God and the self from the constrictions of metaphysics are fundamental tenets of Marion's theological and phenomenological work. This book highlights the same topics in the philosophy of Descartes. In Part I (On the Ego), Marion explores the alterity of the Cartesian ego, arguing that it is not as solitary as has often been assumed, and shows how Descartes' writings themselves are framed by dialogue. He explicates the status of the "rule of truth" in the Meditations, on the one hand highlighting how Descartes' argument is not circular, on the other hand showing how Pascal responds to and alters Descartes. He also elucidates the ambivalent status of the concept of substance in Descartes by returning to its roots in the philosophy of Suarez. In Part II (On God), Marion returns to the important Cartesian thesis of the creation of the eternal truths, setting it in the context of the claims of earlier thinkers and showing its demise in philosophies following Descartes. The study closes with a careful delineation of the concept of causa sui and a detailed survey of the idea of God in seventeenth-century thought."--Publisher's Website
Believing in order to see : on the rationality of revelation and the irrationality of some believers by Jean-Luc Marion( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith and reason, especially in Roman Catholic thought, are less contradictory today than ever. But does the supposed opposition even make sense to begin with? One can lose faith, but surely not because one gains in reason. Some, in fact, lose faith when reason is not able to make sense of the experience of our lives. Yet, we actually lose reason by losing faith. Examining such topics as the role of the intellectual in the church, the rationality of faith, the infinite worth and incomprehensibility of the human, the phenomenality of the sacraments, and the phenomenological nature of miracles and of revelation more broadly, this book spans the range of Marion thought on Christianity. Throughout he stresses that faith has its own rationality, structured according to the logic of the gift that calls forth a response of love and devotion through kenotic abandon. --
The Essential writings by Jean-Luc Marion( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Essential Writings is an anthology of Marion's diverse writings in the history of philosophy, Christian theology, and phenomenology. The general introduction provides students with sufficient background for them to tackle the work of this important contemporary philosopher without first having to take preliminary courses on Husserl and Heidegger"--
Sur l'ontologie grise de Descartes : science cartésienne et savoir aristotélicien dans les Regulae by Jean-Luc Marion( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in French and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur la théologie blanche de Descartes : analogie, création des vérités éternelles et fondement by Jean-Luc Marion( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in French and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cartesian questions : method and metaphysics by Jean-Luc Marion( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negative certainties by Jean-Luc Marion( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in French and English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Negative Certainties, renowned philosopher Jean-Luc Marion challenges some of the most fundamental assumptions we have developed about knowledge: that it is categorical, predicative, and positive. Following Descartes, Kant, and Heidegger, he looks toward our finitude and the limits of our reason. He asks an astonishingly simple but profoundly provocative question in order to open up an entirely new way of thinking about knowledge: Isn't our uncertainty, our finitude and rational limitations, one of the few things we can be certain about? Marion shows how the assumption of knowledge as positive demands a reductive epistemology that disregards immeasurable or disorderly phenomena. He shows that we have experiences every day that have no identifiable causes or predictable reasons, and that these constitute a very real knowledge �a knowledge of the limits of what can be known. Establishing this negative certainty, Marion applies it to four aporias, or issues of certain uncertainty: the definition of man; the nature of God; the unconditionality of the gift; and the unpredictability of events. Translated for the first time into English, Negative Certainties is an invigorating work of epistemological inquiry that will take a central place in Marion's oeuvre.--
On Descartes' metaphysical prism : the constitution and the limits of onto-theo-logy in Cartesian thought by Jean-Luc Marion( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examinations of Descartes' predecessors (Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, and Suarez) and his successors (Leibniz, Spinoza, and Hegel) clarify the meaning of the Cartesian revolution in philosophy - publisher
Givenness and revelation by Jean-Luc Marion( )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Givenness and Revelation represents both the unity and the deep continuity of Jean-Luc Marion's thinking over many decades. This investigation into the origins and evolution of the concept of revelation arises from an initial reappraisal of the tension between 'natural theology' and the 'revealed knowledge of God' or 'sacra doctrina.' Marion draws on the re-definition of the notions of possibility and impossibility, the critique of the reification of the subject, and the unpredictability of the event in its relationship to the gift in order to assess the respective capacities of dogmatic theology, modern metaphysics, contemporary phenomenology, and the biblical texts, especially the New Testament, to conceive the paradoxical phenomenality of a revelation. This work thus brings us to the very heart and soul of Marion's theology, concluding with a phenomenological approach to the Trinity that uncovers the logic of gift performed in the scriptural manifestation of Jesus Christ as Son of the Father. Givenness and Revelation enhances not only our understanding of religious experience, but enlarges the horizon of possibility of phenomenology itself
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Reduction and givenness : investigations of Husserl, Heidegger, and phenomenology
God without being : hors-texteBeing given : toward a phenomenology of givennessThe crossing of the visibleThe visible and the revealedProlegomena to charityThe idol and distance : five studiesIn excess : studies of saturated phenomenaReduction and givenness : investigations of Husserl, Heidegger, and phenomenology
Alternative Names
Ioannes Lucas Marion

Jean-Luc Marion filòsof francès

Jean-Luc Marion filósofo francés

Jean-Luc Marion filosofo francese

Jean-Luc Marion filozof francuski

Jean-Luc Marion Frans filosoof

Jean-Luc Marion französischer Philosoph, Schüler Derridas

Jean-Luc Marion French philosopher

Jean-Luc Marion philosophe français

Marion J.-L.

Marion, J.-L. 1946-

Marion, J.-L. 1946- (Jean-Luc)

Marion, J.-L. (Jean-Luc)

Marion, J.-L. (Jean-Luc), 1946-

Marion, Jean-Luc

Marion, Jean Luc 1946-

Marion, Žan-Lik

Marions, Žans-Liks 1946-

Жан-Люк Маріон французький філософ

Марион, Жан-Люк

מריון, ז'ן-לוק 1946-

جان-لوك ماريون فيلسوف فرنسي

ژان-لوک ماریون فیلسوف فرانسوی

マリオン, J. L

マリオン, ジャン=リュック


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