L'immanence en question

  • Gabrielle Dufour-Kowalska Université de Genève


Among the main concepts of Michel Henry's work, it was. mostly the immanence concept that has brought more controversy and was Jess understood. It was determinant to Material Phenomenology, due to its radical innovation and it represents the key of its interpretation. To disclose this concept against its opponents means to become aware of the principle of transcendence — not discussed by Husserl and Heidegger — and to legitimate the objective knowledge, science and, at the same time, to oppose to the positivism. However, the main problem here is the inter-subjectivity. Instead of enclosure ego immanence, it enables relationships with others by creating the idea of "inter-immanence". The invisible itself is considered as a fundamental passivity of human subjectivity and of its essential pathos. Thus, the immanence concept is nothing else but self-affection.

How to Cite
DUFOUR-KOWALSKA, Gabrielle. L'immanence en question. Phainomenon, [S.l.], n. 13, p. 83-101, apr. 2007. ISSN 2183-0142. Available at: <http://phainomenon-journal.pt/index.php/phainomenon/article/view/115>. Date accessed: 22 july 2018.