In the Self's Place Hardback

The Approach of Saint Augustine

by Jean-Luc Marion;

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In the Self's Place

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"In the Self's Place" is an original phenomenological reading of Augustine that considers his engagement with notions of identity in "Confessions." Using the Augustinian experience of "confessio," 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.

In the Self's Place by Jean-Luc Marion was published by Stanford University Press in October 2012. The ISBN for In the Self's Place is 9780804762915.

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Details for In the Self's Place

Page last updated 19th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherStanford University Press (October 2012)
Number of Pages448
Thickness25 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4038914
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