Negative Certainties

2016.02.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jean-Luc Marion, Negative Certainties, Stephen E. Lewis (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 2015, 278pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.02.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jean-Luc Marion, Negative Certainties, Stephen E. Lewis (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 2015, 278pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226505619. Reviewed by Kevin Hart, The University of Virginia For over twenty years Jean-Luc Marion has been exploring a new field of phenomenology that centers on what he calls the "saturated phenomenon." The work commenced with Réduction et donation (1989; Eng. 1998) and its closure is announced in Certitudes négatives (2010; Eng. 2015). Yet there will be more to read about it with the publication of Marion's 2014 Gifford Lectures, coming out in English translation as Givenness and Revelation (2016) -- the French will appear later and will be an expansion of the English -- and in a forthcoming volume of responses to critics of the theory of saturated phenomena, Reprise du donné. The theory has been extended in various directions, most notably in Le phénomène érotique (2003; Eng.. . .

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