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Testing the Limit Derrida, Henry, Levinas, and the Phenomenological Tradition

François-David. Sebbah Stephen Barker


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  • Title:
    Testing the Limit Derrida, Henry, Levinas, and the Phenomenological Tradition
  • Author: François-David. Sebbah
  • Stephen Barker
  • Description: Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Toward a Critique of Phenomenological Rationality; 1. Research; 2. Intentionality and Non-Givenness; 3. The Question of the Limit; Part II: The Frontier of Time; 1. At the Limits of Intentionality: Michel Henry and Emmanuel Levinas as Readers of On the Phenomenology of the Consciousness of Internal Time; 2. Anticipating Phenomenology: Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Marion, the Impossible and Possibility; Part III: The Test of Subjectivity; 1. Subjectivity in Contemporary French Phenomenology; 2. The Birth of Subjectivity in Levinas
    3. Born to Life, Born to Oneself: The Birth of Subjectivity in Michel Henry4. Spectral Subjectivity According to Jacques Derrida; Part IV: Phenomenological Discourse and Subjectification; 1. The Rhythm of Otherwise Than Being According to Levinas; 2. The Rhythm of Life According to Michel Henry; Conclusion; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography
    In exploring the nature of excess relative to a phenomenology of the limit, Testing the Limit claims that phenomenology itself is an exploration of excess. What does it mean that ""the self"" is ""given""? Should we see it as originary; or rather, in what way is the self engendered from textual practices that transgress-or hover around and therefore within-the threshold of phenomenologial discourse? This is the first book to include Michel Henry in a triangulation with Derrida and Levinas and the first to critique Levinas on the basis of his interpolation of philosophy and religio
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (338 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8047-8200-8
  • Subjects: Derrida, Jacques; Derrida, Jacques; Henry, Michel; Henry, Michel, 1922-2002; Laevinas, Emmanuel; Levinas, Emmanuel; Le ́vinas, Emmanuel; Phenomenology; Phenomenology; Philosophy, French - 20th century; Philosophy, French -- 20th century; Subjectivity; Subjectivity; Phenomenology -- 20th century; Philosophy, French; Intentionality (Philosophy); Subjectivity; Philosophy & Religion; Philosophy; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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