Phenomenology in French Philosophy: Early Encounters

Phenomenology in French Philosophy: Early Encounters

Christian Dupont


This paintings investigates the early encounters of French philosophers and non secular thinkers with the phenomenological philosophy of Edmund Husserl. Following an introductory bankruptcy addressing context and method, bankruptcy 2 argues that Henri Bergson’s insights into lived length and instinct and Maurice Blondel’s genetic description of motion functioned as crucial precursors to the French reception of phenomenology. bankruptcy three information the displays of Husserl and his fans by way of 3 successive pairs of French educational philosophers: Léon Noël and Victor Delbos, Lev Shestov and Jean Hering, and Bernard Groethuysen and Georges Gurvitch. bankruptcy four then explores the appropriation of Bergsonian and Blondelian phenomenological insights by means of Catholic theologians Édouard Le Roy and Pierre Rousselot. bankruptcy five examines purposes and opinions of phenomenology by way of French non secular philosophers, together with Jean Hering, Joseph Maréchal, and neo-Thomists like Jacques Maritain. A concluding bankruptcy expounds the vital discovering that philosophical and theological receptions of phenomenology in France ahead of 1939 proceeded independently because of transformations in how Bergson and Blondel have been perceived by way of French philosophers and non secular thinkers and their respective orientations to the Cartesian and Aristotelian/Thomist highbrow traditions.

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