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Świat życia religijnego we francuskiej fenomenologii
The world of religious life in French phenomenology

Author(s): Przemysław Zgórecki
Subject(s): Philosophy of Religion, Phenomenology
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: phenomenology; French phenomenology; philosophy of religion; French philosophy of religion; world of life;

Summary/Abstract: Religious experience seems to lie outside the boundaries of the immanent structures of experience that phenomenology studies. Phenomenology was born, after all, at the moment of delineating the boundary between the immanent structure of experience and what is external to it and therefore secondary. In France, however, it is not difficult to find thinkers who do not hesitate to cross this line. French phenomenology, thus opening the possibility of the world of religious life, seems to move within the limits of the method described by Husserl. The phenomenological concept of the world of consciousness is based on the belief that there is a fundamental difference between the psychological experience and the experience of consciousness. At the source of the concept of the world of religious life described here, on the other hand, is the belief that because religious experience is not a psychological experience, but an experience of consciousness, it meets the criteria set by phenomenology for experience. Therefore, it is justified here to use the concept of religious experience in the strict sense. It is also legitimate to subject this experience to phenomenological examination. Religious experience, on the other hand, shapes the world of religious life referred to in this article, which in itself can also become the subject of phenomenology research.

  • Issue Year: 2022
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 47-67
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish