Reading Merleau-Ponty

Reading Merleau-Ponty

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important contributions to philosophy of the twentieth century. In this volume, leading philosophers from Europe and North America examine the nature and extent of Merleau-Ponty's achievement and consider its importance to contemporary philosophy. The chapters, most of which were specially commissioned for this volume, cover the central aspects of Merleau-Ponty's influential work. These include: Merleau-Pontya€™s debt to Husserl Merleau-Pontya€™s conception of philosophy perception, action and the role of the body consciousness and self-consciousness naturalism and language social rules and freedom. Contributors: David Smith, Sean Kelly, Komarine Romdenh-Romluc, Hubert Dreyfus, Mark Wrathall, Thomas Baldwin, Simon Glendinning, Naomi Eilan, Eran Dorfman, Francoise DasturBecause, and only because, of this can sense experience be what it is: a a#39;vital communiona#39; with the world (PhP, 52/61). ... This is possible, of course, only because the body that is here in question is not the a#39;objectivea#39; body of the realists a€“ something that ... in the pages of the Phenomenology of Perception, and he always answers in two equivalent ways: by starting with existence or being in the world.

Title:Reading Merleau-Ponty
Author:Thomas Baldwin
Publisher:Routledge - 2007-08-07


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