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The Rigor of Things: Conversations with Dan Arbib

Jean-Luc Marion and Dan Arbib


This book provides an introduction to the life and work of philosopher and theologian Jean-Luc Marion through a set of interviews, discussing his educational career, his work on Descartes, his phenomenology, his theology, his philosophical methodology, and his views on the future of Catholicism in France. It presents all of his major ideas in fluid dialogue and conversational tone with his former student Dan Arbib. At the same time, it provides an account of French intellectual life, especially in regard to philosophy and theology, in the late twentieth century. Marion also reflects on the rel ... More

Keywords: Catholicism, Descartes, givenness, history of philosophy, phenomenology, saturated phenomenon, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823275755
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823275755.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean-Luc Marion, author
University of Paris

Dan Arbib, author
École Normale Supérieure