Three Figures of Phenomenology in France Today and the Problem of the Correlatiove A Priori

Petr Prášek

Part I provides an interpretation of Renaud Barbaras’ phenomenological project in which he pursues the “logic” of the phenomenological correlation. In the work of J.-L. Marion, as shows the second part, one can identify a sort of disruption of its equilibrium corresponding to Marion’s inquiry of saturated phenomena. However, Marc Richir’s phenomenology, in its attempt to follow the movement of the phenomenon as such on pre-intentional level, is even more radical and can be considered a further elaboration of Marion’s “givenness” (donation). In the conclusion, all three projects are designed as “post-classical eidetics” which should not be the last word of phenomenology based on Husserl’s correlation.