Les niveaux de la transcendance et la phénoménologie de la religion

  • Stefano Bancalari Sapienza University, Rome


In the natural attitude, and in the ordinary language, religion is strictly bound to transcendence. In this paper I ask whether the concept of “transcendence” is legitimate in the phenomenological dimension, which is opened by the methodological operation of reduction to the immanence of transcendental consciousness. By examining how “transcendence” gains increasingly importance in Husserl’s thought, the necessity emerges to distinguish three levels of it: intentional (or horizontal) transcendence, intersubjective transcendence and transcendence as “superposition” (or trans-horizontal transcendence). Such distinction allows to rethink the sense, the possibilities and the limits of phenomenology of religion.

 Keywords: Husserl, transcendence, epoché, reduction, intersubjectivity, religion

How to Cite
BANCALARI, Stefano. Les niveaux de la transcendance et la phénoménologie de la religion. Diakrisis Yearbook of Theology and Philosophy, [S.l.], v. 1, p. 29–44, may 2018. ISSN 2601-7415. Available at: <http://journals.orth.ro/index.php/diakrisis/article/view/120>. Date accessed: 24 june 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.24193/diakrisis.2018.2.