volume 80, issue 3, P720-721 2019
DOI: 10.1177/0040563919856507f
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Abstract: Maurice Blondel's philosophy, programmatically set forth in L'Action (1893), is a paean to particularity, an encomium to contingency, an affirmation of truth as ineluctably autochthonous. For Blondel, however, this historicity does not thereby negate, but rather positively demands, transcendent truth for the intellect and an extra-historical telos of the will (that is, the "willing will"). Perhaps as an intentional byproduct of his own philosophical ideals, Blondel's work is also easily locatable in the late n…

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