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Henry, Michel 1922-2002

Works: 273 works in 1,077 publications in 11 languages and 15,983 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Contributor
Classifications: B829.5, 335.40924
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Seeing the invisible : on Kandinsky by Michel Henry( )

46 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Henry was one of the leading French philosophers of the twentieth century. His numerous works of philosophy are all organized around the theme of life. In contrast to the scientific understanding of life as a biological process, Henry's philosophy develops a conception of life as an immediate feeling of one's own living. Seeing the Invisible marks Henry's most sustained engagement in the field of aesthetics. Through an analysis of the life and works of Wassily Kandinsky, Henry uncovers the philosophical significance of Kandinsky's revolution in painting: that abstract art reveals the in
Marx : a philosophy of human reality by Michel Henry( Book )

31 editions published between 1820 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abridged translation of the two-volume work: Paris : Gallimard, c1976. Includes bibliographical references
Michel Henry et l'affect de l'art : recherches sur l'esthétique de la phénoménologie matérielle : précédé de "Peindre l'invisible" par Michel Henry by Adnen Jdey( )

6 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the status of art and aesthetic affectivity in Michel Henry? Is the place occupied by art within the economy of his material phenomenology the most appropriate site for the immanent exploration of appearing and the auscultation of the transcendental affectivity of life? This book provides a systematic inquiry into some remarkable points that make it necessary to prepare the ground for an Henryan aesthetics and make it sufficiently urgent to pay attention to it. In order to clear this path and to take the first rigorous steps in the direction it leads to, each one of the studies collected here, in its own unique way, examines the status of art in Michel Henry. The work hopes to open entirely new perspectives for the understanding of a phenomenological thinking of art whose radicality and fecundity is not yet fully appreciated
La barbarie by Michel Henry( Book )

66 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first English-language translation of Michel Henry's compelling philosophical critique of capitalism, technology and education. "Barbarism" represents a critique, from the perspective of Michel Henry's unique philosophy of life, of the increasing potential of science and technology to destroy the roots of culture and the value of the individual human being. For Henry, barbarism is the result of a devaluation of human life and culture that can be traced back to the spread of quantification, the scientific method and technology over all aspects of modern life. The book develops a compelling critique of capitalism, technology and education and provides a powerful insight into the political implications of Henry's work. It also opens up a new dialogue with other influential cultural critics, such as Marx, Heidegger and Husserl. First published in French in 1987, "Barbarism" aroused great interest as well as virulent criticism. Today the book reveals what for Henry is a cruel reality: the tragic feeling of powerlessness experienced by the cultured person. Above all he argues for the importance of returning to philosophy in order to analyse the root causes of barbarism in our world. "The Continuum Impacts" are seminal works by the finest minds in contemporary thought, including Adorno, Badiou, Derrida, Heidegger and Deleuze. They are works of such power that they changed the philosophical and cultural landscape when they were first published and continue to resonate today. They represent landmark texts in the fields of philosophy, popular culture, politics and theology."--Publishers description
The essence of manifestation by Michel Henry( Book )

68 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in French and English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was born of a refusal, the refusal of the very philosophy from which it has sprung. After the war, when it had become apparent that the classical tradition, and particularly neo-Kantianism, was breathing its last, French thought looked to Germany for its inspiration and renewal. Jean Hyppolite and Kojeve reintroduced Hegel and the "existentialists" and phenomenologists drew the attention of a curious public to the fundamental investigations of Husserl and Heidegger. If only by being understood as a phenomenological ontology, this books speaks eloquently enough of the debt it owes to these thinkers of genius. The conceptual material which it uses, particn1arly in chapters 1 to 44, outlines the Husserlian and Heideggerian horizon of the investigations. However, it is precisely this horizon which is questioned. In spite of its profundity and achievements, I wanted to show that contemporary ontology pushes to the absolute the presuppositions and the limits of the philosophy of consciousness since Descartes and even of all Western philosophy since the Greeks. An 'External' critique, viz. the opposing of one thesis to another, wonld have no sense whatever. Rather, it is interior to these presuppositions whose insufficiency had to be shown that we placed ourselves; the very concepts which were rejected were also the ones which guided the problem initially
Material phenomenology by Michel Henry( Book )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En reposant la question fondamentale de la phénoménologie, et de la philosophie - la question de la donation -, en interprétant celle-ci non plus seulement, selon la pensée traditionnelle de l'Occident, comme apparition dans un monde mais comme l'étreinte invisible de la vie en son propre pathos, la phénoménologie matérielle soulève des problèmes nouveaux et paradoxaux. Trois d'entre eux font l'objet des présentes études : 1 / La matière de la conscience, l'Impression, n'est plus un contenu opaque attendant l'éclaircissement de la forme intentionnelle, ne s'exhibant que dans l'Ek-stase du Temps : elle accomplit la Révélation en elle-même, dans sa chair affective. Au lieu de définir une discipline mineure, vite oubliée, la phénoménologie hylétique - matérielle - dessine la tâche de l'avenir. 2 / La possibilité de connaître la vie invisible donne son sens au problème de la méthode phénoménologique et exige que celle-ci soit repensée entièrement. 3 / La relation à autrui change elle-même de nature si, avant de pouvoir être reconnue au milieu du monde, elle prend corps dans la vie où naissent tous les vivants, l'autre aussi bien que moi-même - si elle est un "pathos-avec". - Michel Henry
I am the truth : toward a philosophy of Christianity by Michel Henry( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le christianisme bouleverse notre conception de l'homme parce qu'il refuse la manière dont celui-ci se comprend depuis toujours : à partir du monde, de sa vérité et de ses lois.Selon le christianisme, l'homme ne procède pas du monde mais de Dieu : il est son " Fils ". Or Dieu est Vie, Vie qui ne se montre en aucun monde, qui s'éprouve elle-même dans son intériorité invisible. L'autorévélation de la Vie est l'essence de Dieu. Cette épreuve de soi de la Vie fonde tout Soi et tout Moi, toute l'individualité et tout individu – tout " homme " concevable.L'opposition de la Vérité de la vie et de la vérité du monde permet, d'autre part, de savoir que jésus est le Christ. Dans le monde, Jésus à l'apparence d'un homme. C'est seulement en se plaçant à l'intérieur du mouvement de la Vie qu'on peut saisir comment celle-ci génère en elle un Premier Vivant et, en lui, tout vivant possible.Ce livre ne demande donc pas si le christianisme est vrai ou faux. Il met à nu le genre de Vérité que le christianisme professe et propose aux hommes. A partir d'une phénoménologie radicale du concept de " Vie ", il donne une idée extrêmement neuve, originale et forte de la vérité du christianisme
Philosophie et phénoménologie du corps; essai sur ln̓tologie biranienne by Michel Henry( Book )

45 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in French and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From communism to capitalism : theory of a catastrophe by Michel Henry( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and French and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Both a unique witness of transformative events in the late 20th century, and a prescient analysis of our present economic crises from a major French philosopher, Michel Henry's From Communism to Capitalism adds an important economic dimension to his earlier social critique. It begins by tracing the collapse of communist regimes back to their failure to implement Marx's original insights into the irreplaceable value of the living individual. Henry goes on to apply this same criticism to the surviving capitalist economic systems, portending their eventual and inevitable collapse. The influence of Michel Henry's radical revision of phenomenological thought is only now beginning to be felt in full force, and this edition is the first English translation of his major engagement with socio-economic questions. From Communism to Capitalism reinterprets politics and economics in light of the failure of socialism and the pervasiveness of global capitalism, and Henry subjects both to critique on the basis of his own philosophy of life. His notion of the individual is one that, as subjective affect, subtends both Marxist collectivism and liberalism simultaneously. In addition to providing a crucial economic elaboration of Henry's influential social critiques, this work provides a context for understanding the 2008 financial shock and offers important insights into the political motivations behind the 'Arab spring'"--
The genealogy of psychoanalysis by Michel Henry( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book's basic argument is that the Freudian unconscious, far from constituting a radical break with the philosophy of consciousness, is merely the latest exemplar in a heritage of philosophical misunderstanding of the Cartesian Cogito that interprets "I think, therefore I am" as "I represent myself, therefore I am" (in the classic interpretation of Heidegger, one of the targets of this book). According to the author, the certainty of the Cogito cannot be of a representational structure because it is precisely the notion of representation that is bracketed in Cartesian doubt
Philosophy and phenomenology of the body by Michel Henry( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE SEEMING CONTINGENCY OF THE QUESTION CONCERNING THE BODY AND THE NECESSITY FOR AN ONTOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE BODY When we disclose and bring forth, within ontological investigations aimed at making possible the elaboration of a phenomenology of the ego, a prob­ lematic concerning the body, we may well seem, with respect to the general direction of our analysis, to elaborate only a contingent and accidental specification of such an analysis and to forget its true goal.! Up to the present, we pursued the clarification of the being of the ego [2] on the level of absolute subjectivity and in the form of an ontological analysis. Is it not possible that the reasons which motivated the project of conducting the investigations relative to the problem of the ego within a sphere of abso­ lute immanence may cease to be valid because we might be led to believe that the body also constitutes the object of these investigations and belongs to a first reality whose study is the task of fundamental ontology? Actually, does not the body present itself to us as a transcendent being, as an inhabi­ tant of this world of ours wherein subjectivity does not reside? If, con­ sequently, the body must constitute the theme of our philosophical reflec­ tion, is it not on condition that the latter submit to a radical modification and cease to be turned toward subjectivity in order to be a reflection on
Words of Christ by Michel Henry( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Words of Christ (Paroles du Christ) -- here translated into English for the first time -- Michel Henry asks how Christ can be both human and divine. He considers, further, how we as humans can experience Christ's humanity and divinity through his words. Are we able to recognize this speech as divine, and if so, then how? What can testify to the divine nature of these words? What makes them intelligible? Startling possibilities -- and further questions -- emerge as Henry systematically explores these enigmas. For example, how does the phenomenology of life bring to light the God of which scripture speaks? Might this new region of phenomenality broaden or transform the discipline of phenomenology itself, or theology? Henry approaches these questions starting from the angle of material phenomenology, but his study has far-reaching implications for other disciplines too. Intended for a wide audience, his work is a uniquely philosophical approach to the question of Christ and to the place of this question in human experience. This highly original, interdisciplinary perspective on Christ's words was Henry's last work, published shortly after his death in 2002"--Publisher's description
Incarnation : une philosophie de la chair by Michel Henry( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Généalogie de la psychanalyse le commencement perdu by Michel Henry( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in French and English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le concept d'inconscient a fait son apparition dans la culture moderne en même temps que celui de conscience et comme son exacte conséquence : dès que l'essence originelle de la phénoménalité, révélée et occultée à la fois par Descartes dans le cogito</i>, a été réduite à la représentation. Pour autant que Freud emprunte explicitement son concept de conscience à cette tradition philosophique, l'affirmation que le Fond de la Psyché</i> échappe à la phénoménalité ainsi entendue revêt une portée immense : elle pose, après Schopenhauer et Nietzsche, que la vie ne s'exhibe jamais dans l'Ek-stase où la pensée, depuis la Grèce, la cherche. Et si, faute de moyens appropriés, le freudisme fut contraint de rejeter dans un arrière-monde les formes élémentaires de l'expérience, si l'affect fut ramené à la pulsion, et la pulsion à un système énergétique conforme aux schémas scientifiques de l'époque, il reste possible de reconnaître, derrière ces constructions spéculatives, à travers ces emboîtements d'hypothèses à l'infini, la figure même de cette vie - la nôtre. M. H
L'amour les yeux fermés by Michel Henry( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 1982 in French and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phénoménologie de la vie by Michel Henry( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ich bin die Wahrheit" : für eine Philosophie des Christentums by Michel Henry( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incarnation : a philosophy of flesh by Michel Henry( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auto-donation : entretiens et conférences by Michel Henry( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection of interviews and conference presentations
Marx by Michel Henry( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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I am the truth : toward a philosophy of Christianity
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Alternative Names
Henry Michel

Henry, Michel 1922-

Michel Henry escritor francés

Michel Henry filosofo francese

Michel Henry Frans filosoof (1922-2002)

Michel Henry französischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller

Michel Henry French writer

Michel Henry philosophe français

Анри, Мишель, 1922-2002

Мишель Анри французский философ

ميشيل هنري

ميشيل هنري كاتب فرنسي

میشل آنری نویسنده و فیلسوف فرانسوی

미셸 앙리

미셸,앙리 1922-2002

앙리, 미셸 1922-2002

アンリ, ミシェル



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