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Breached Horizons

Breached Horizons: The Philosophy of Jean-Luc Marion
Rowman & Littlefield | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1786605341 | 288 pages | PDF | 1.23 MB

by Rachel Bath (Editor),‎ Antonio Calcagno (Editor),‎ Kathryn Lawson (Editor),‎ Steve G. Lofts (Editor)

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.

Review
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, USA)

About the Author
Rachel Bath is a graduate student in the Center for Theory and Criticism and Western University, Canada.
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 the Center for Theory and Criticism at Western University, Canada.
Steve G. Lofts is Professor of Philosophy at King's University College at Western University, Canada. His publications include Cassirer: A 'Repeition' of Modernity (2001)