Phenomenology of Perception / Edition 2

Phenomenology of Perception / Edition 2

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by Maurice Merleau-Ponty
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415278406

ISBN-13: 9780415278409

Pub. Date: 05/03/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Challenging and rewarding in equal measure, Phenomenology of Perception is Merleau-Ponty's most famous work. Impressive in both scope and imagination, it uses the example of perception to return the body to the forefront of philosophy for the first time since Plato. Drawing on case studies such as brain-damaged patients from the First World War, Merleau-Ponty

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Challenging and rewarding in equal measure, Phenomenology of Perception is Merleau-Ponty's most famous work. Impressive in both scope and imagination, it uses the example of perception to return the body to the forefront of philosophy for the first time since Plato. Drawing on case studies such as brain-damaged patients from the First World War, Merleau-Ponty brilliantly shows how the body plays a crucial role not only in perception but in speech, sexuality and our relation to others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415278409
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/03/2002
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
572
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.44(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
INTRODUCTION: TRADITIONAL PREJUDICES AND THE RETURN TO PHENOMENA
1. The 'Sensation' as a Unit of Experience
2. 'Association' and the 'Projection of Memories'
3. 'Attention' and 'Judgement'
4. The Phenomenal Field
PART ONE: THE BODY
Experience and objective thought. The problem of the body
1. The Body as Object and Mechanistic Physiology
2. The Experience of the Body and Classical Psychology
3. The Spatiality of One's own Body and Motility
4. The Synthesis of One's own Body
5. The Body in its Sexual Being
6. The Body as Expression, and Speech
PART TWO: THE WORLD AS PERCEIVED
The theory of the body is already a theory of perception
1. Sense Experience
2. Space
3. The Thing and the Natural World
4. Other Selves and the Human World
PART THREE: BEING-FOR-ITSELF AND BEING-IN-THE-WORLD
1. The Cogito
2. Temporality
3. Freedom
Bibliography
Index

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