Phenomenology without Husserl. From Encounter to Event

Miroslav Petříček

The paper‘s aim is to suggest a possible continuity between the phenomenon of encounter, as it was analysed by the authors of the so-called Existential Phenomenology school (Buytendijk, Binswanger, Luijpen et al.), and the question of the phenomenality of phenomena as such, being in the centre of phenomenological research in contemporary France (Derrida, Lyotard, Marion et al.). Because of its uncontrollable occurrence, the encounter, as an „event“, attests to a certain passivity in man’s relation to the world and indicates a mode of manifestation that could be described as the manifestation of something that cannot be made manifest.