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"? may still we see it as originary; or relatively, in what method 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 publication 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 country of up to date French phenomenology (chiefly the legacy of Merleau-Ponty), with the intention to convey that those 3 thinkers proportion a definite "family resemblance," the identity of which finds anything in regards to the strains of alternative phenomenological households. it truly is by means of checking out the restrict in the context of conventional phenomenological issues in regards to the visual appeal of subjectivity and ipseity that Derrida, Henry, and Levinas extensively re-evaluate phenomenology and that French phenomenology assumes its current form.

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