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Phenomenality In the Middle: Marion, Romano and the Hermeneutics of the Event

Mackinlay, Shane (2005) Phenomenality In the Middle: Marion, Romano and the Hermeneutics of the Event. In: Givenness and God: Questions of Jean-Luc Marion. Perspectives in Continental Philosophy (43). Fordham University Press, New York, pp. 167-181. ISBN 9780823224517


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Jean-Luc Marion's broad phenomenological project is predicated upon a critique of the traces of a constituting subject that are retained by Husserl and Heidegger. While Marion's phenomenology of givenness eliminates these traces, it does so by reducing the subject to a passive recipient on whom phenomena impose themselves. Claude Romano, on the other hand, responds to the same concerns without limiting the subject to pure receptivity. This paper compares both Marion and Romano and, in so doing, draws attention to some of the limitation's of Marion's account, and highlights the importance of hermeneutics in phenomenology.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Phenomenology, givenness, Marion, Romano, Dasein, subject, receptivity, event, hermeneutics.
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220310 Phenomenology
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: A - Philosophy
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Repository Manager
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2009 02:28
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2012 23:22
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/139

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