Testing the Limit: Derrida, Henry, Levinas, and the Phenomenological Tradition (Cultural Memory in the Present)

Testing the Limit: Derrida, Henry, Levinas, and the Phenomenological Tradition (Cultural Memory in the Present)

François-David Sebbah


In exploring the character of extra relative to a phenomenology of the restrict, Testing the restrict claims that phenomenology itself is an exploration of extra. What does it suggest that "the self" is "given"? should still we see it as originary; or really, in what approach is the self engendered from textual practices that transgress—or hover round and consequently within—the threshold of phenomenologial discourse? this is often the 1st e-book to incorporate Michel Henry in a triangulation with Derrida and Levinas and the 1st to critique Levinas at the foundation of his interpolation of philosophy and faith. Sebbah claims that the textual origins of phenomenology verify, of their temporal rhythms, the character of the subjectivation on which they concentration. He situates those concerns in the broader photo of the nation of latest French phenomenology (chiefly the legacy of Merleau-Ponty), so that it will convey that those 3 thinkers percentage a definite "family resemblance," the id of which finds anything concerning the strains of different phenomenological households. it truly is by means of trying out the restrict in the context of conventional phenomenological matters in regards to the visual appeal of subjectivity and ipseity that Derrida, Henry, and Levinas greatly think again phenomenology and that French phenomenology assumes its current form.

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