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Von Hügel Lecture 2020 | Jean-Luc Marion

When Feb 07, 2020
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where St Edmund's College, Garden Room (Library Building)
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The 2020 Von Hügel Lecture will be delivered by French philosopher and theologian Jean-Luc Marion on the theme of 'Catholicity'.

Jean-Luc Marion is the Andrew Thomas Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Professor of Catholic Studies and Professor of the Philosophy of Religions and Theology, University of Chicago. He is a member of the Académie Française (elected 2008, received as an immortel in 2010), the Accademia dei Lincei in Rome (2009), the Pontifical Council on Culture (2011), and the Academia Chilena de Ciencias Sociales, Politicas y Morales (2015). He is the recipient of many awards, including the 1992 Grand Prix du Philosophie de l’Académie Française, the 2008 Karl-Jaspers Prize of the city and University of Heidelberg, and the 2012 Humboldt-Stiftung Prize. Marion has also received nine honorary doctorates, most recently from the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne (2015). Previously he was professeur at the Institut Catholique de Paris and directeur of the Centre d’Etudes Cartésiennes, and in 2014 he was selected to give the Gifford Lectures at the University of Scotland, Glasgow (now published as Givenness and Revelation).

Marion's work sits at the intersection of contemporary phenomenology, the history of philosophy, and Christian theology. Many of his books are into 2nd, 3rd, and even 10th editions, and have been translated into several languages. In Reduction and GivennessBeing GivenIn ExcessGivenness and Hermeneutics, and most recently Reprise du donné among other works, he has presented and developed a phenomenology of givenness. In more directly historical work Marion has published several studies reading philosophy through a phenomenological lens, particularly Descartes. In theology and the history of Christian thought Marion wrote The Idol and Distance and God Without Being on the question of God and metaphysics, and more recently he has written books on Augustine (In the Self’s Place) and on the concept of revelation (Givenness and Revelation). His most recent title is Brève apologie pour un moment catholique.

The lecture is free to attend.


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