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Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Basic Writings Basic Writings

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Lingua: Inglese


Pubblicazione: 12/2003
Edizione: 1° edizione


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 PerceptionThe Structure of BehaviourThe Phenomenology of PerceptionThe Prose of the WorldThe Visible and the InvisibleSense and Non-SenseThe Adventures of the DialecticIn 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.


Acknowledgments  Editor's Introduction  1. Merleau-Ponty's prospectus  2. Selections from The Structure of Behavior  3. Selections from The Phenomenology of Perception (i) Preface  (ii) Part I: The Body  (a) Introduction  (b) From Chapter 1 - The Body as Object and Mechanistic Physiology  (c) From Chapter 3 - The Spatiality of one's own Body and Mobility  (iii) Part II: The World as Perceived  (a) From introduction  (b) From Chapter 1 - Sense-Experience  (c) From Chapter 3 - The Thing and the Natural World  (d) From Chapter 4 - Other Selves and the Human World  (iv) Part III: Being-for-itself and Being-in-the-world  (a) Chapter 1 - The Cogito  (b) Chapter 3 - Freedom  4. Selection from The Prose of the World Chapter 4 - The Algorithm and the Mystery of Language  5. Selection from The Visible and the Invisible  Chapter 4 - The Intertwining - The Chiasm  6. Painting  (i) 'Cezanne's Doubt'  (ii) 'Eye and Mind'  7. History 'The Crisis of Understanding'


Thomas Baldwin is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of York. Recent publications include: The Cambridge History of Philosophy 1870-1945 (2003), and Contemporary Philosophy: Philosophy in English since 1945 (2001); other publications include G.E. Moore (Routledge 1990).

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Formato: Copertina rigida
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Pagine Arabe: 384

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