The Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty / Edition 1

by Taylor Carman, Mark B. N. Hansen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521007771

ISBN-13: 9780521007771

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Maurice Merleau-Ponty was described by Paul Ricoeur as "the greatest of the French phenomenologists." The new essays in this volume examine the full scope of Merleau-Ponty's philosophy, from his central and abiding concern with the nature of perception and the bodily constitution of intentionality to his reflections on science, nature, art, history, and politics.

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty was described by Paul Ricoeur as "the greatest of the French phenomenologists." The new essays in this volume examine the full scope of Merleau-Ponty's philosophy, from his central and abiding concern with the nature of perception and the bodily constitution of intentionality to his reflections on science, nature, art, history, and politics. The authors explore the historical origins and context of his thought as well as its continuing relevance to contemporary work in phenomenology, philosophy of mind, cognitive science, biology, art criticism and political and social theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521007771
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Taylor Carman and Mark B. N. Hansen; 1. Merleau-Ponty and the epistemological picture Charles Taylor; 2. Sensation, judgment, and the phenomenal mind Taylor Carman; 3. Seeing things in Merleau-Ponty Sean Dorrance Kelly; 4. Motives, reasons and causes Mark A. Wrathall; 5. Merleau-Ponty and recent cognitive science Hubert L. Dreyfus; 6. The silent, limping body of philosophy Richard Shusterman; 7. Merleau-Ponty and the touch of Malebranche Judith Butler; 8. A phenomenology of life Renaud Barbaras; 9. The embryology of the (in)visible Mark B. N. Hansen; 10. Merleau-Ponty's existential conception of science Joseph Rouse; 11. Between philosophy and art Jonathan Gilmore; 12. Understanding the engaged philosopher Lydia Goehr; 13. Thinking politics Claude Lefort.

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