Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy

Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy

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The work of French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty touches on some of the most essential and vital concerns of the world today, yet his ideas are notoriously difficult and not widely understood. Lawrence Hass redresses this problem by offering an exceptionally clear, carefully argued, critical appreciation of Merleau-Ponty's philosophy. Hass provides insight into the philosophical methods and major concepts that characterize Merleau-Ponty's thought. Questions concerning the nature of phenomenology, perceptual experience, embodiment, intersubjectivity, creativity, and philosophy of language are fully and systematically discussed with reference to main currents and discussions in contemporary philosophy. The result is a refreshingly jargon-free invitation into Merleau-Ponty's important and transformational way of understanding human experience.
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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 152.4 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 571.53g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253351197
  • 9780253351197

Table of contents

List of AbbreviationsIntroduction: Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy: "Singing the World" : Prelude: Scenes from the Cartesian Theater: 1. The Sensation Fallacy: Toward a Phenomenology of Perception: 2. The Secret Life of Things : 3. Singing the Living Body Electric : 4. Elemental Alterity: Self and Others: 5. Later Developments: Ecart, Reversibility, and the Flesh of the World: 6. Expression and the Origin of Geometry : 7. Behold "The Speaking Word": The Expressive Life of Language: Conclusion: The Visible and the InvisibleAppendix: The Multiple Meanings of Flesh in Merleau-Ponty's Late Writings
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"Hass has a profound understanding of Merleau-Ponty's thought." Leonard Lawlor, University of Memphis "This book will quickly become the staple Merleau-Ponty reference for both graduate and undergraduate students." Dorothea Olkowski, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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