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Philosophie, Religionsphilosophie


Gschwandtner, Christina M.


Degrees of Givenness. On Saturation in Jean-Luc Marion.


Harrogate: Combined Academic Pub-lishers (Bloomington: Indiana University Press) 2014. 304 S. = Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion. Geb. £ 54,00. ISBN 978-0-25301419-1.


Stefano Bancalari

One of the merits of this study on the thought of Jean-Luc Marion is clarity. Which is due, of course, to the fact that the author is a spe-cialist, and translator of the French phenomenologist, to whom she dedicated an earlier volume in 2007 and in whose vast production she moves with ease and competence – but not only. The point is that this book is not allowed digressions, but pursues with determina-tion, almost stubbornly, one dominant reason, as expressed very clearly since the introduction and then developed into seven chapters which represent as many variations on the theme. What Chris­tina M. Gschwandtner intends to bring to light, in this essay, is a tension which works, not entirely consciously and controlled, in Marion’s phenomenological project; a tension that, properly ...

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