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date: 18 January 2020

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This chapter examines the development of phenomenology in France in the last part of the twentieth century, especially the “radical” or “excessive” turn of phenomenology in such thinkers as Michel Henry, Jean-Luc Marion, Jean-Louis Chrétien, Jean-Yves Lacoste, and Emmanuel Falque (with special focus on Henry and Marion as the foremost representatives of this movement). The first part of the chapter introduces the kinds of phenomena on which this phenomenology focuses. The second part of the chapter investigates its particular approach to phenomenological methodology. The final part of the chapter shows the contribution these phenomenological projects make to two specific areas of phenomenology, namely to the examination of aesthetic and of religious phenomena, respectively.

Keywords: French phenomenology, theological turn, Michel Henry, Jean-Luc Marion, aesthetic phenomena, religious phenomena

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