Phenomenology of Life

Today I started studying the work of Michel Henry (1922-2002), French phenomenologist of life (‘phénoménologie de la vie’). Together with colleague Merel Visse I aim to elaborate the ‘body of knowledge’ of care ethics by studying the works of phenomenologists. After our recent study of responsibility in care ethics and the work of Jean-Luc Marion, we now explore what Henry’s focus upon ‘pathos’ could mean for care ethics.