László Tengelyi is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute of Phenomenology at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. Between 2003 and 2005, he was the president of the German Society of Phenomenology. He assumed guest professorships in Poitiers, in Nizza, at the Sorbonne (University Paris I), in Memphis, Tennessee, and in Québec, Canada. Besides four books in Hungarian, he published Der Zwitterbegriff Lebensgeschichte (English version, The Wild Region in Life-History, Northwestern University Press, 2004; French version, L'histoire d'une vie et sa région sauvage, Millon, 2005), L'expérience retrouvée (L'Harmattan, 2006), Erfahrung und Ausdruck (Springer, 2007), and Neue Phänomenologie in Frankreich (with H.-D. Gondek, Suhrkamp, 2011).
NEW PHENOMENOLOGY IN FRANCE
Article first published online: 5 JUN 2012
© 2012 The University of Memphis
The Southern Journal of Philosophy
Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 295–303, June 2012
How to Cite
TENGELYI, L. (2012), NEW PHENOMENOLOGY IN FRANCE. The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 50: 295–303. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-6962.2012.00100.x
- Issue published online: 5 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 5 JUN 2012
Phenomenology is a basic philosophical movement belonging to what is called “continental philosophy.” Recently, a new phenomenology has emerged in France. In the period from Levinas and Henry to Marion and Richir, it has become evident that the phenomenon as such cannot be reduced to a mere constitution by intentional consciousness; rather, it must be considered as an event of appearing that establishes itself by itself. This fundamental insight entails important consequences: on the one hand, a new concept of the subject has been elaborated; on the other hand, a new approach to effective reality and objectivity has been developed. Idealism is overcome, transcendentalism is revised and reinterpreted. These changes will certainly have an impact on the destiny of continental philosophy.