Merleau-Ponty Reader

Merleau-Ponty Reader

by Leonard Lawlor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810120437

ISBN-13: 9780810120433

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

The first reader to offer a comprehensive view of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s (1908-1961) work, this selection collects in one volume the foundational essays necessary for understanding the core of this critical twentieth-century philosopher’s thought.
            Arranged chronologically, the essays

…  See more details below

Overview

The first reader to offer a comprehensive view of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s (1908-1961) work, this selection collects in one volume the foundational essays necessary for understanding the core of this critical twentieth-century philosopher’s thought.
            Arranged chronologically, the essays are grouped in three sections corresponding to the major periods of Merleau-Ponty’s work:  First, the years prior to his appointment to the Sorbonne in 1949, the early, existentialist period during which he wrote important works on the phenomenology of perception and the primacy of perception; second, the years of his work as professor of child psychology and pedagogy at the Sorbonne, a period especially concerned with language; and finally, his years as chair of modern philosophy at the Collège de France, a time devoted to the articulation of a new ontology and philosophy of nature. The editors, who provide an interpretive introduction, also include previously unpublished working notes found in Merleau-Ponty’s papers after his death. Translations of all selections have been updated and several appear here in English for the first time.
            By contextualizing Merleau-Ponty’s writings on the philosophy of art and politics within the overall development of his thought, this volume allows readers to see both the breadth of his contribution to twentieth-century philosophy and the convergence of the various strands of his reflection.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810120433
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
385,875
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
 
Editors’ Introduction
 
Part I. The Pre-Sorbonne Period (preceding 1949)
 
Chapter 1. The Relations of the Soul and the Body and the Problem of Perceptual Consciousness
 
Chapter 2. The War Has Taken Place

Chapter 3. What is Phenomenology?
 
Chapter 4. Cézanne's Doubt
 
Chapter 5. The Contemporary Philosophical Movement
 
Chapter 6. The Primacy of Perception and its Philosophical Consequences

Chapter 7. Reality and its Shadow
 
Part II. The Sorbonne Period (1949-1952)
 
Chapter 8. A Note on Machiavelli
 
Chapter 9. The Adversary is Complicit

Chapter 10. The Child’s Relations with Others
 
Chapter 11. Human Engineering: The New ‘Human’ Techniques of American Big Business
 Chapter 12. Man and Adversity
 
Chapter 13. Indirect Language and the Voices of Silence
 
Chapter 14. An Unpublished Text by Maurice Merleau-Ponty: A Prospectus of his Work

Part III. The Collège de France Period (1952-1961)
 

Chapter 15. Epilogue to Adventures of the Dialectic
 
Chapter 16. Preface to Signs
 
Chapter 17. Eye and Mind

Chapter 18. Merleau-Ponty in Person
 
Chapter 19. The Intertwining—The Chiasm
 
Chapter 20. New Working Notes from the Period of The Visible and the Invisible

Biography of Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Notes
Chronological Bibliography of Merleau-Ponty's Works
Index
 

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >