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Title: Regard(s) sur Joseph Maréchal
Subtitle: Témoignage
Author(s): DIRVEN, Edward
Journal: Bijdragen
Volume: 62    Issue: 4   Date: 2001   
Pages: 434-454
DOI: 10.2143/BIJ.62.4.788

Abstract :
The paper was read at the Colloquium ‘Après Maréchal’ (Namur-Bruxelles, April 7-8, 2000), organised in memory of the philosopher J. Maréchal. In the first half of the paper the author develops the fundamental tenet of Maréchal’s philosophy: an attempt to go beyond the philosophy of Kant by using the transcendental method. The author bears witness of this attempt by criticising and transforming the transcendental method itself. For unavoidably the question arises in what way transcendental philosophy can justify a philosophical reflection. In the second half of the paper experiences are described which suggest that other ways than the transcendental method and reflection are to be explored if philosophical research is to be fruitful: the experiences of faith, evil, culture, art and of the individual person. A new kind of reflection seems necessary, less intellectual and more “biological”, where thinking and life are linked together, allowing us to talk about such a thing as a “physical faith”.