Subjetividad y trabajo viviente en la fenomenología de la vida de michel henry

Translated title of the contribution: Subjectivity and living work in michel henry⇔s phenomenology of life

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From his analysis of Marx’s thinking on economic and social reality, the French philosopher Michel Henry establishes that subjectivity, or more precisely life, is the ground of economy because work as “living praxis” defines reality. Living work produces and keeps in being; it is the only one that produces value. This conception of phenomenology of life considers work as a constitutive and necessary element of the subject itself, and not only a contingent and expendable one. Finally, showing living work as grounding the possibility of economics permits Henry to propose as a fundamental aim of philosophy the elucidation of the transcendental genesis of science’s concepts, and from this, its epistemological relevance.

Translated title of the contributionSubjectivity and living work in michel henry⇔s phenomenology of life
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)254-267
Number of pages14
JournalCinta de Moebio
StatePublished - Dec 2017


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