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Díaz, M. (2017) Subjetividad y trabajo viviente en la fenomenología de la vida de Michel Henry. Cinta moebio 60: 254-267. doi: 10.4067/S0717-554X2017000300254


Subjectivity and Living Work in Michel Henry’s Phenomenology of Life

Myriam Díaz Erbetta ( Escuela de Trabajo Social, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Valparaíso, Chile) ORCID: 0000-0001-7819-3154


From his analysis of Marx’s thinking on economic and social reality, the French philosopher Michel Henry establishes that subjectivity, or more precisely life, is the ground of economy because work as “living praxis” defines reality. Living work produces and keeps in being; it is the only one that produces value. This conception of phenomenology of life considers work as a constitutive and necessary element of the subject itself, and not only a contingent and expendable one. Finally, showing living work as grounding the possibility of economics permits Henry to propose as a fundamental aim of philosophy the elucidation of the transcendental genesis of science’s concepts, and from this, its epistemological relevance.

Key words: subjectivity, living work, phenomenology, Henry, Marx.

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