There are few thinkers with whom the phenomenology of Michel Henry has an entirely favourable relationship. Meister Eckart is one such exceptional thinker. Starting with his first and fundamental work ' The essence of manifestation ' Michel Henry seems to find in the Rhineland master a considerable source of inspiration for the elaboration of the major concepts in his own thought. Although M. Henry's subsequent works appear to do away with the reference to Eckart, careful analysis nonetheless makes it possible to show its persistent presence. The A. seeks here to retrace this itinerary. Furthermore, while insisting on this constant reference to Eckhart's work, the aim is to question the phenomenology of M. Henry in order to attempt in fine to point out certain difficulties. These arise particularly once the ambiguity of the concept of auto-affection in The essence of manifestation has been pointed out, which the later work of Michel Henry seeks to work away. Throughout these difficulties, throughout the solutions which the thought of M. Henry seeks to provide for better or for worse, one name, one reference appears to recur incessantly, namely that of Meister Eckhart. (Transl. by J. Dudley).
|Number of pages||34|
|Journal||Revue philosophique de Louvain|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|