Hors Phénomène or the Trauma of the Event





Hors phénomène, corporeity, trauma, French phenomenology, psychoanalysis, being-there-with, event, solitude, phenomenality


The reflection that we propose here is only a brief introductory note to the thought of the French philosopher Emmanuel Falque, based on his last work Hors ph nom ne: Essai aux confins de la ph nom nalit . As such, we will take as our starting point the fundamental ideas of his book, placing the work in the wider context of his already vast, robust and mature philosophical project. Thus, we hope to show not only the genesis of Falque’s dense and creative thinking within the scope of phenomenological philosophy, and possibly beyond it (towards a relational ontology), but also to highlight some horizons that this work can open in the context of contemporary thought (psychoanalysis, psychopathology, aesthetics, theology…). We propose here the hypothesis that Hors phénomène constitutes, in a certain sense, a pivotal moment or a fundamental inflection in the philosophical and intellectual path of its author. It articulates a philosophical concept thought and forged from the lived experience of the radical human finitude, or rather, within the confines of all phenomenality (sickness, separation, death of a child, natural disaster, pandemic).


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