This ambitious work engages several major philosophical genres. It responds to current discussions of the gift, which lie on the frontier of literature, anthropology, and economics, notably in the work of Jacques Derrida, and offers a detailed critique of the basis on which those discussions have proceeded.
Jean-Luc Marion is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris, Sorbonne. He has also taught and lectured for more than fifteen years at various universities in the United States, notably at the University of Chicago. Among his books published in English translation are God Without Being and Reduction and Givenness: Investigations of Husserl, Heidegger, and Phenomenology.