A brief introduction of the book is provided, laying out its main argument and showing its particular contribution. It situates this book in Marion’s work on Descartes and his larger phenomenological project as a whole. Marion’s notion of the saturated phenomenon and the self affected by what is given to it can be seen at work in his analysis of Descartes. The introduction also provides pointers to possible further avenues of exploration, where Marion’s work overlaps with that of other contemporary thinkers, especially on the flesh and the emotions.
Keywords: phenomenology, flesh, affectivity, saturated phenomenon, metaphysics