Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Basic Writings / Edition 1

Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Basic Writings / Edition 1

by Thomas Baldwin, Thomas Baldwin, Baldwin Thomas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415315875

ISBN-13: 9780415315876

Pub. Date: 12/29/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Merleau-Ponty was a pivotal figure in twentieth century French philosophy. He was responsible for bringing the phenomenological methods of the German philosophers - Husserl and Heidegger - to France and instigated a new wave of interest in this approach. His influence extended well beyond the boundaries of philosophy and can be seen in theories of politics,

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Merleau-Ponty was a pivotal figure in twentieth century French philosophy. He was responsible for bringing the phenomenological methods of the German philosophers - Husserl and Heidegger - to France and instigated a new wave of interest in this approach. His influence extended well beyond the boundaries of philosophy and can be seen in theories of politics, psychology, art and language.
This is the first volume to bring together a comprehensive selection of Merleau-Ponty's writing.
Sections from the following are included:
The Primacy of Perception
The Structure of Behaviour
The Phenomenology of Perception
The Prose of the World
The Visible and the Invisible
Sense and Non-Sense
The Adventures of the Dialectic
In a substantial critical introduction Thomas Baldwin provides a critical discussion of the main themes of Merleau-Ponty's philosophy, connecting it to subsequent philosophical debates and setting it in the context of the ideas of Bergson, Husserl, Heidegger and Sartre. Each text is also prefaced with an explanation which sets it in its context in Merleau-Ponty's work; and there are extensive suggestions for further reading to enable students to pursue the issues raised by Merleau-Ponty. Thus the book provides the ideal materials for students studying Merleau-Ponty for the first time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415315876
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/29/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Editor's Note
Editor's Introduction1
Pt. 1Merleau-Ponty's Prospectus of his Work33
Pt. 2Selections from The Structure of Behavior43
Higher Forms of Behavior46
The Physical Order; The Vital Order; The Human Order49
Pt. 3Selections from The Phenomenology of Perception62
The Body as Object and Mechanistic Physiology85
The Spatiality of One's Own Body and Motility101
Sense-experience126
The Thing and the Natural World135
Other Selves and the Human World145
The Cogito166
Freedom209
Pt. 4Selection from The Prose of the World234
The Algorithm and the Mystery of Language234
Pt. 5Selection from The Visible and the Invisible247
The Intertwining - The Chiasm247
Pt. 6Painting272
Cezanne's Doubt272
Eye and Mind290
Pt. 7History325
The Crisis of Understanding325
Bibliography346
Further Reading348
Index355

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