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Interpreting ExcessJean-Luc Marion, Saturated Phenomena, and Hermeneutics$
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Shane Mackinlay

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823231089

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823231089.001.0001

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Revelation: The Phenomenon of God's Appearing

Revelation: The Phenomenon of God's Appearing

(p.178) 8 Revelation: The Phenomenon of God's Appearing
Interpreting Excess

Shane Mackinlay

Fordham University Press

Having considered each mode of saturation individually, Jean-Luc Marion concludes his taxonomy of saturated phenomena by introducing a phenomenon that is saturated in all four divisions of Immanuel Kant's table of categories. This final instance of saturation is the phenomenon of “revelation”, which he proposes as “the last possible variation of the phenomenality of the phenomenon inasmuch as given…the paradox to the second degree and par excellence, which encompasses all types of paradox”. The account of Revelation is the most frequently criticized section of Being Given, with Dominique Janicaud and others suggesting that by introducing a theological domain, Marion compromises his repeated insistence that he is engaged in phenomenology rather than in theology. This controversy is exacerbated by suspicions about the influence of Marion's own religious beliefs on his work, prompted by his decision to offer Jesus Christ as the sole example and paradigm of Revelation.

Keywords:   saturated phenomena, saturation, Jean-Luc Marion, phenomenality, Immanuel Kant, table of categories, revelation, phenomenology

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