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 more

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  • 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
  • 625,632

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 more

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Preliminary Table of Contents: Translator's Introduction by Leonard Lawlor and Ted Toadvine Note on the Translation List of Abbreviations Preface to the English Translation Acknowledgments Introduction to the French Edition by Renaud Barbaras Part 1. Towards Ontology 1. The Dualism of Phenomenology of Perception 2. The Other (Autrui) 3. The Problem of Expression 4. From Speech to Being 5. Phenomenology and Ontology Part 2. Philosophical Interrogation 6. The "Diplopia" of Cartesian Ontology 7. Fact and Essence: Phenomenology 8. Being and Nothingness: Dialectic 9. Philosophical Interrogation Part 3. The Visible Introduction 10. The Flesh: The Visible and the Invisible 11. Dimensionality: The Thing and the World 12. Originary Spatio-Temporality 13. Merleau-Ponty's Leibnizianism Part 4. The Invisible Introduction 14. The Inner Frame of Intersubjectivity 15. Desire 16. The Flesh of Ideality 17. The Last Chiasm Conclusion Notes Bibliography Indexshow more

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