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Studia Phaenomenologica

Volume 11, 2011

Concepts of Tradition in Phenomenology

Eric Pommier
Pages 347-362
DOI: 10.7761/SP.11.347

La phénoménologie de la vie de Renaud Barbaras

Renaud Barbaras wants to show that only the concept of life can help us understand how the subject may be a condition as well as a part of the world. The failures of the former phenomenological theories on this point is due to “the ontology of death” they assume, which leads to separate the conscience and the body. It is thus required to realise an epochè of death so as to think the unity of the subject. Ultimately, Renaud Barbaras is led to define life from desire.