The Being of the Phenomenon

The Being of the Phenomenon : Merleau-Ponty's Ontology

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Renaud Barbaras's De l'etre du phenomene: l'ontologie de Merleau-Ponty, published in 1991, is considered one of the most powerful and complete elaborations of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's thought. Almost single-handedly, Barbaras has been responsible for reviving current interest in Merleau-Ponty's works. In the first English translation of this important and influential work, Ted Toadvine and Leonard Lawlor present Barbaras's rich and profound analysis of the history of Merleau-Ponty's philosophical development from Phenomenology of Perception to The Visible and the Invisible. Toadvine and Lawlor's translation communicates the subtle thought of the original with accuracy and elegance. A translators' introduction situates Barbaras in contemporary philosophical debates and develops his guiding insights into Merleau-Ponty's thought. The Being of the Phenomenon opens European post-structuralism to further study and is certain to inspire new thinking about the origins of Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 544.31g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 bibliog., 1 index
  • 0253216451
  • 9780253216458
  • 671,634

About Renaud Barbaras

Renaud Barbaras is Professor of Philosophy at the Universite de Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne.Ted Toadvine is Associate Chair of Philosophy at Emporia State University.Leonard Lawlor is Dunavant Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis.
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Table of contents

Preliminary Table of Contents: Translator's Introduction by Leonard Lawlor and Ted ToadvineNote on the TranslationList of AbbreviationsPreface to the English TranslationAcknowledgmentsIntroduction to the French Edition by Renaud BarbarasPart 1. Towards Ontology1. The Dualism of Phenomenology of Perception2. The Other (Autrui) 3. The Problem of Expression4. From Speech to Being5. Phenomenology and OntologyPart 2. Philosophical Interrogation6. The "Diplopia" of Cartesian Ontology7. Fact and Essence: Phenomenology8. Being and Nothingness: Dialectic9. Philosophical InterrogationPart 3. The VisibleIntroduction10. The Flesh: The Visible and the Invisible11. Dimensionality: The Thing and the World12. Originary Spatio-Temporality13. Merleau-Ponty's LeibnizianismPart 4. The InvisibleIntroduction14. The Inner Frame of Intersubjectivity15. Desire16. The Flesh of Ideality17. The Last ChiasmConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex
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