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    The contributions of Alsatian philosopher and theologian Jean Héring to the early reception of Husserl’s phenomenology in France have been recognized by Spiegelberg, Monseu, and others. This essay probes and elucidates certain historical details to a greater degree than previous studies and also calls attention to the philosophical influences that Héring transmitted to his contemporaries, focusing in particular on his encounters with Emmanuel Levinas and Lev Shestov. It argues that while Héring’…Read more
  • This dissertation presents an historical investigation of the reception of the phenomenology in France from 1889-1939. It examines anticipations of phenomenology in French thought as well as early encounters of French academic philosophers and religious thinkers with the phenomenological philosophies of Edmund Husserl, Max Scheler and Martin Heidegger. ;Chapter 1 argues that a gradual phenomenological turn in French thought was preceded by aspects of the positivist, idealist and spiritualist cur…Read more
  • This work presents an historical investigation of the early phases in the reception of the phenomenological philosophy of Edmund Husserl in France. Chapter 1 argues that Henri Bergson’s insights into lived duration and intuition and Maurice Blondel’s genetic description of action functioned as essential precursors. Chapter 2 details the reception of Husserl and his followers among three successive pairs of French academic philosophers: Léon Noël and Victor Delbos, Lev Shestov and Jean Héring, Be…Read more