PHILOSOPHY OF TRANSCENDENCE AND PHILOSOPHY OF IMMANENCE
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Phenomenology of Levinas is founded on the category of transcendence, whereas for phenomenology of Michel Henry immanence is the crucial notion. The analysis of main terms of both philosophers allows us to interpret these two concepts as similar ones. They try to find a fundament for subjectivity which for them is always embodied. However, for Levinas subject depends on the Other, on the transcendence, while according to Henry the subject is identified with radical immanence related to Life. They both use the same terms and describe the same phenomena: body and flesh, arché, passivity, self-affection, sensibility and vulnerability.
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