Jean-Luc Marion

John Nuveen Professor in the Divinity School, Philosophy, and Social Thought

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John Nuveen Professor in the Divinity School, Philosophy, and Social Thought

Jean-Luc Marion studies both the history of modern philosophy and contemporary phenomenology. In the former field, he has published several books on Descartes' ontology, rational theology, and metaphysics, focusing especially on medieval sources and using modern patterns of interpretation (On Descartes' Metaphysical Prism and Cartesian Questions). In the latter field, he is pursuing a long-term inquiry into the question of God, as in his book God Without Being. He has published The Idol and Distance and Reduction and Givenness (awarded the 1992 Grand Prix du Philosophie de l'Académie Française), and has written on the relation between phenomenology and ontology in Being Given: An Essay on the Phenomenology of Givenness and De Surcroît: Etudes sur les phénomènes saturés. Professor Marion has also worked in the area of patristics; the history of medieval, classical, and modern philosophy; and on aesthetics.

Selected Publications

  • Sur l'ontologie grise de Descartes. Science cartésienne et savoir aristotélicien dans les Regular (1975);
  • Index des Regulae ad Directionem Ingenii de René Descartes en-collaboration aved J.R. Armogathe, Ed. Dell'Ateneo (1976);
  • René Descartes. Règles utiles et claires pour la direction de l'esprit en la recherché de la vérité. (1977);
  • L'idole et la distance. Cinq études (1977);
  • Sur la théologie blanche de Descartes. Analogie, création des vérités éternelles, fondement (1981, 1991);
  • Dieu sans l'être (1982,, 1991);
  • God without Being (1991, 1995);
  • Sur le prisme métaphysique de Descartes
  • Constitution et limites de l'onto-théo-logie cartésienne (1986);
  • Prolégomènes à la charité (1991);
  • Réduction et donation.
  • Recherches sur Husserl, Heidegger et la phénoménologie (1989), trans. Reduction and Givenness (1998);
  • Questions cartésiennes. Méthode et métaphysique (1991, 1999);
  • La croisée du visible (1991, 1996);
  • Questions cartésiennes II. L'ego et Dieu (1996);
  • Etant donné. Essai d'une phenomenology de la donation (1997)

Courses Taught

  • Descartes: Meditations
  • Phenomenology
  • Heidegger, Time and Being
  • Husserl, The Theory of Reduction and Givenness
  • Spinoza: Ethics
  • The Question of Onto-Theology