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Futurity in Phenomenology: Promise and Method in Husserl, Levinas, and Derrida

Neal DeRoo


The future figures prominently in much phenomenological work, but the methodological significance of the future for the discipline of phenomenology is rarely (if ever) the subject of direct inquiry. This book seeks to remedy that by showing the key role that futurity (the subject’s relation to the future) plays in two key elements of the phenomenological method: constitution and intentionality. It begins by examining the role that the future plays in Husserl’s phenomenological account of the meaning- and world-constituting function of consciousness. It then shows thatLevinas’ critique of this ... More

Keywords: Husserl, Levinas, Derrida, futurity, eschatology, messianic, promissory discipline, constitution, intentionality

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823244645
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823244645.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neal DeRoo, author
Dordt College

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