Rowman and Littlefield International

Breached Horizons

The Philosophy of Jean-Luc Marion

Edited by Rachel Bath, Antonio Calcagno, Kathryn Lawson, and Steve G. Lofts

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This volume offers a comprehensive guide to the extensive corpus of Jean-Luc Marion’s ideas, including a discussion of contemporary French phenomenology and critical appraisal of Marion’s ideas by leading scholars in the field. The contributors apply Marion’s thought to various fields of study, including theology, art, literature and psychology.

Hardback ISBN: 9781786605344 Release date: Dec 2017
£109.00 €133.00 $142.00
Ebook ISBN: 9781786605351 Release date: Dec 2017
£29.95 €41.95 $42.50
Paperback ISBN: 9781786610911 Release date: May 2019
£35.00 €41.95 $44.95

Pages: 288


This volume is a guide to the legacy of the philosophical work of Jean-Luc Marion. A leading phenomenologist and philosopher of religion, Marion’s work addresses questions on the nature and knowledge of God, love, consciousness, art, psychology, and spirituality. Here, leading Marion scholars explain the development of his key concepts, while critically mining the philosopher’s ideas for relevant implications and applications to contemporary issues in various fields of study, including philosophy, theology, art, psychology and literature.

The first volume to cover Marion’s wider corpus, this book opens with an original essay by Marion himself, and goes on to present a comprehensive view of Marion’s ideas. Though largely anchored in philosophy, the essays are interdisciplinary and explore the various questions central to Marion’s work, including the visibility and invisibility of God, the constitutive force of the horizon of consciousness, the gift and givenness, eroticism and love, art and painting, psychology, literature, memory, iconography, and spirituality.

Abbreviations of Primary Works by Jean-Luc Marion / Editor’s Introduction: Traversing the Beyond with Jean-Luc Marion, Rachel Bath and Kathryn Lawson, How Jean-Luc Marion Gives Himself, Kevin Hart, The Question of the Reduction, Jean-Luc Marion / Part 1. Reflections on the Past / 1. Amor et Memoria, Ugo Perone / 2. Givenness, Grace, and Marion’s Augustinianism, Felix Ó Murchadha / 3. Ways of Being Given, Pierre-Jean Renaudie / 4. On the Threshold of Distance, Ryan Coyne / Part 2. Present Openings / Reading Textual Dramatics, Stephen Lewis / 5. The Moving Icon, Jodie McNeilly / 6. Love Without Bodies, Cassandra Falke / 7. As an Orpheus of Phenomenality, Kevin Hart / Part 3. Breaching Future Horizons / 8. Discovering Human Insufficiency with Marion, Jennifer Rosato / 9. Jean-Luc Marion’s Spirituality of Adoration and its implications for a Phenomenology of Religion, Christina Gschwandtner / 10. Seeing the Invisible, Claudio Tarditi / 11. An Excess of Happiness, Jeffrey Kosky / 12. Flight from the Flesh, Brian Becker

Rachel Bath is a PhD student in Philosophy at Emory University, USA.

Antonio Calcagno is Professor of Philosophy at King's University College at Western University, Canada. His many publications include Lived Experience from the Inside Out: Social and Political Philosophy in Edith Stein (2014), Badiou and Derrida: Politics, Events and their Time (2007), The Philosophy of Edith Stein (2007) and Giordano Bruno and the Logic of Coincidence (1998).

Kathryn Lawson is a graduate student in Philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Steve G. Lofts is Professor of Philosophy at King's University College at Western University, Canada. His publications include ErnstCassirer: A 'Repetition' of Modernity (2001).

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The contributions in this book significantly engage the important work of Jean-Luc Marion, one of the most distinguished voices in current discussion of religion in contemporary Continental philosophy. Together they offer a wide-ranging exploration of Marion’s work and its significance, and not least with openness to its interdisciplinary relevance. In helpfully informative and thoughtful manners the contributors chart many of the diverse themes of Marion’s work and its contemporary relevance and influence. We are offered deft interpretations of this work, and a thoughtful and engaging map of Marion’s work, from both philosophical and theological perspectives. The book touches on many of the significant issues in recent discussion of religion in current Continental thought. The contributions are well informed and informative in this engaging, illuminating and recommended work.

William Desmond, David Cook Chair in Philosophy, Villanova University; Thomas A.F. Kelly Visiting Chair in Philosophy, Maynooth University, Ireland; and professor of philosophy emeritus, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven, Belgium

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