0017 Comments on Joseph Trabbic’s Essay (2021) “Jean Luc Marion and … First Philosophy” adds value to the original.
How much value?
Maybe two Euros worth.
0018 What is the value of a Euro?
That is a very good question.
0019 Can a one Euro coin be reduced to its matter and form?
Can a Euro be reduced to instrumental and material causalities?
Surely, according to the empirio-schematic judgment, a one Euro coin can be accounted for by its constituent metals and circular shape. There is a science to coining money. Isn’t there?
0020 Or, does the givenness of the Euro allow us to imagine that a Euro is more than metal and shape?
Does the givenness of the Euro say that what the thing itself must be may be treated as a thing itself, supporting novel, “social”, sciences, where the noumenon can be objectified as its phenomena?
0021 If this is so, then phenomenological reduction precedes Husserl by over a century.
Is that possible?
Can what the thing must be become a thing itself?
There is something eye-catching and nonsensical about givenness.
Trabbic graciously accepts that Marion must make sense and leads the reader to that glittering impossible possibility.