Prolegomena to Charity

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Fordham Univ Press, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 178 pages
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In seven essays that draw from metaphysics, phenomenology, literature, Christological theology, and Biblical exegesis, Marion sketches several prolegomena to a future fuller thinking and saying of love's paradoxical reasons, exploring evil, freedom, bedazzlement, and the loving gaze; crisis, absence, and knowing.
 

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Contents

Evil in Person
1
The Freedom to Be Free
31
Evidence and Bedazzlement
53
The Intentionality of Love
71
The Crucial Crisis
102
The Gift of a Presence
124
What Love Knows
153
Index
171
Index to Biblical Passages
176
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Jean-Luc Marion teaches philosophy at the Sorbonne and as John Nuveen Professor at the Divinity School and Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. More recently, Marion was elected to the Academie Francaise. His other books for Fordham include The Idol and Distance, In Excess:Studies of Saturated Phenomena, On the Ego and On God: Further Cartesian Questions, The Visible and the Revealed, and, as co-author, Phenomenology and the Theological Turn: The French Debate. Stephen E. Lewis is Collegiate Assistant Professor of the humanities at the University of Chicago, as wellas associate director of the Lumen Christi Institute, Chicago. Jeffrey L. Kosky is translator of On Descartes' Metaphysical Prism: The Constitution and the Limits of Onto-theo-logy in Cartesian Thought by Jean-Luc Marion. He has taught at Williams College.

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