Merleau-Ponty In Contemporary Perspectives

Merleau-Ponty In Contemporary Perspectives

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Merleau-Ponty in contemporary perspective: this was the theme of the conference at the Institute of Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K. U. L. ) from 29 November to 1 December 1991. Thirty years after Merleau- Ponty's untimely death, it seemed appropriate to bring together scholars from Europe and from the United States of America to reappraise his philosophy. In fact, a significant body of scholarship has emerged which would seem to attest to the continuing importance of his thought for a variety of disciplines within the humanities, the social sciences, and the philosophy of nature. In the present volume, Gary Brent Madison addresses the issue whether Merleau-Ponty can be considered to be a classical philosopher. The fact that his work is one of the highlights of the phenomenological tradition and is of continuing inspiration for researchers in various domains seems to justify that claim. Yet, it is the feeling of many of the contributors to this volume that the so-called "second Merleau-Ponty" is still not really known. The unfinished state of The Visible and the Invisible and the cryptic condition of many of the "Working Notes" may be responsible for that. More research should be done, to uncover "the unsaid" of Merleau-Ponty. lowe to a remark of Paul Ricoeur in his introduction to the work of G. B. Madison, La Phenomenologie de Merleau-Ponty. Une recherche des limites de la conscience (Paris, Klincksieck, 1973, p.
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  • Hardback | 206 pages
  • 165.1 x 241.3 x 20.3mm | 476.28g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1993 ed.
  • XXXIII, 206 p.
  • 0792321421
  • 9780792321422

Table of contents

Abbreviations and References. Preface; J. Van der Veken. Introduction; P. Burke. Part One: Interrogation and Thinking. Interrogative Thinking: Reflections on Merleau-Ponty's Later Thought; B. Waldenfels. Archaeological Questioning: Merleau-Ponty and Ricoeur; B. Liebsch. Merleau-Ponty and Thinking from Within; F. Dastur. Merleau-Ponty and the Question of Phenomenological Architectonics; M. Richir. Part II: Nature, the Unconscious, and Desire. The Subject and Nature: Reflections on Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception; R. Bernet. The Unconscious: Language and World; M.C. Dillon. Desire and Invisibility in the Ontology of 'Eye and Mind'; G. Johnson. Part III: Expression, Creativity, and Interpretation. Merleau-Ponty's Doubt: The Wild of Nothing; E. Weihe. Raw Being and Violent Discourse: Foucault, Merleau-Ponty, and the (Dis)order of Things; R. Visker. Communication and the Prose of the World: The Question of Language in Gadamer and Merleau-Ponty; J. Risser. Part IV: Politics, Ethics, and Ontology. Merleau-Ponty, the Ethics of Ambiguity and the Dialectic of Virtue; S. Watson. Phenomenology and Ontology: Hannah Arendt and Merleau-Ponty; L. Boella. Epilogue: Merleau-Ponty in Retrospect; G. Madison. Index.
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