In the Self's Place The Approach of Saint Augustine

ISBN-10: 0804762910

ISBN-13: 9780804762915

Edition: 2012

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In the Self's Placeis an original phenomenological reading of Augustine that considers his engagement with notions of identity inConfessions. Using the Augustinian experience ofconfessio, Jean-Luc Marion develops a model of selfhood that examines this experience in light of the whole of the Augustinian corpus. Towards this end, Marion engages with noteworthy modern and postmodern analyses of Augustine's most "experiential" work, including the critical commentaries of Jacques Derrida, Martin Heidegger, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Marion ultimately concludes that Augustine has preceded postmodernity in exploring an excess of the self over and beyond itself, and in using this alterity of the self to itself, as a driving force for creative relations with God, the world, and others. This reading establishes striking connections between accounts of selfhood across the fields of contemporary philosophy, literary studies, and Augustine's early Christianity.
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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 10/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 445
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Jean-Luc Marion is professor of philosophy at the Universit� Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), and the John Nuveen Distinguished Professor in the Divinity School and professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

Torin Monahan is associate professor in the Department of Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of several books, including, most recently, Surveillance in the Time of Insecurity.Jeffrey L. Kosky is professor and head of the Department of Religion at Washington & Lee University in Virginia.

Bibliographic Note
Translator's Note
The aporia of Saint Augustine
Confessio or Reduction
What praise means
Citation and responsal
Confessio divided and doubled
Coherence by confessio
Unity by confessio
The model and alterity
The variations of the model
The Ego or the Gifted
The appearance of a cogito
The anonymity of the ego
The dimensions of memoria
The immemorial
What desire thinks
Vita beata as principle
The gifted, more than the ego
Truth, or the Saturated Phenomenon
The demand of the vita beata
Dual-action truth
Hatred of truth
Evidential excess
Love of truth
Third-order truth
The truth loved: pulchritudo
Weakness of Will, or Power of Love
Temptation and the fact of self
Desire or care
The will or my ownmost
To will, not to will
Weakness of will
Vehementer velle
The grace to will
Time, or the Advent
Time and the origin
The aporia of the present
The measure of bodily movement
Distentio animi
The event of creation
Conversion of the distentio
The Creation of the Self
The opening of the world
The aporia of the place
The site of confessio
Resemblance without definition
Pondus meum
The univocity of love
In the self�s place
Addition: Idipsum, or the Name of God
The question of the names of God
The common response
Translating idipsum by attraction
The silence of idipsum
Sum qui sum, or immutability
Oneself as inclusion
English Translations Cited
Index locorum
Index nominum
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