Institution and Passivity: Course Notes from the College de France (1954-1955)

Institution and Passivity: Course Notes from the College de France (1954-1955)

by Maurice Merleau-Ponty
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0810126885

ISBN-13: 9780810126886

Pub. Date: 06/30/2010

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Institution and Passivity is based on course notes for classes taught at the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris. Philosophically, this collection connects the issue of passive constitution of meaning with the dimension of history, furthering discussions and completing arguments started in The Visible and the Invisible and Signs (both

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Institution and Passivity is based on course notes for classes taught at the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris. Philosophically, this collection connects the issue of passive constitution of meaning with the dimension of history, furthering discussions and completing arguments started in The Visible and the Invisible and Signs (both published by Northwestern). Leonard Lawlor and Heath Massey’s translation makes available to an English-speaking readership a critical transitional text in the history of phenomenology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810126886
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2010
Series:
Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Series
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Claude Lefort
Editors' Note to the French Edition
Translators' Note

Part 1. Institution in Personal and Public History
Introduction
Institution and Life
Institution of a Feeling
The Institution of a Work of Art
Institution of a Domain of Knowledge
The Field of Culture
Historical Institution: Particularity and Universality
Summary for Thursday's Course: Institution in Personal and Public History
Endnotes for the Course on Institution

Part 2. The Problem of Passivity: Sleep, the Unconscious, Memory
Philosophy and the Phenomenon of Passivity
For an Ontology of the Perceived World
Sleep
Perceptual Consciousness and Imagining Consciousness
Symbolism
Dreams
The Freudian Unconscious
Delusions: Gradiva
The Case of Dora
The Problem of Memory

Appendix: Three Notes on the Freudian Unconscious
Summary for Monday's Course: The Problem of Passivity: Sleep, the Unconscious, Memory
Reading Notes on Proust
Reading Notes on Freud
Endnotes for the Course on Passivity
Bibliography of Texts Relevant to the Courses on Institution and Passivity

Index

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