Immersing in the Concrete

Immersing in the Concrete : Maurice Merleau-Ponty in the Japanese Perspective

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The world was first introduced to the expertise and originality of Japanese scholars in phenomenology in Analecta Husserliana Vol. IX (1979). The third generation of Japanese scholars, belonging to the newly-founded Merleau-Ponty Japanese Circle, are now presented. Following Merleau-Ponty's tendency, the studies collected here seem to make a fresh phenomenological start in relation to classical Husserlian phenomenology, turning deliberately towards the `concrete', `the wild world', `flesh', `embodiment', `natural signs', `primal nature'. The rule of intentionality, natural language is thereby devalued.
The wealth of insights, the freshness of intuition and the seminal power of these fascinating enquiries well merit a close reading.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 16mm | 1,190g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • XIII, 250 p.
  • 0792350936
  • 9780792350934

Table of contents

The Theme: Immersing in the Concrete - Maurice Merleau-Ponty in a New Wave of Japanese Phenomenology. Introduction; S. Matsuba. Part I: From the Life-World to the Embodiment. The Incarnation of Consciousness and the Carnalization of the World in Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy; M. Sato. `Ineinander' and Vortex: On Merleau-Ponty's Interpretation of Husserl; T. Kakuni. Husserl and Merleau-Ponty: The Conception of the World; S. Nagataki. Part II: The Plurality of Horizons. On the `Horizon': Where James and Merleau-Ponty Meet; N. Kazashi. Depth and Infinity in Merleau-Ponty; Y. Ito. Part III: The Return to `Phenomena': Natural Signs, Language and Things. On Merleau-Ponty's `Turn'; K. Ihara. The Fallacy of `natural Signs'; T. Sugeno. Empietement intentionnel: A Study on Merleau-Ponty's Thinking in the 1950's; S. Kubo. Merleau-Ponty on Language and Things; H. Hongo. Merleau-Ponty and Saussure: On the Turning Point of Merleau-Ponty's Thinking; S. Kaganoi. Part IV: Communiction: Inter-Personal, Social and Political. The Claim of Universality and Violence: Merleau-Ponty's Theory of Violence; S. Matsuba. Others in Institutions; F. Abe. Psychoanalysis and Ontology: Lacan, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty; O. Musubu. Merleau-Ponty and Special Education for Motor Disability; T. Kono. Le monde ou bien la vie? Quelques remarques critiques au suject de la priorite dans l'institution de sens dans la derniere pensee de M. Merleau-Ponty; A-T. Tymieniecka. Index of Names.
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