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Author Matthews, Eric, 1936-

Title Merleau-Ponty
Published London : Continuum International Publishing Group, 2006


Description 1 online resource (169 pages)
Series Guides for the Perplexed
Guides for the perplexed.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; 1 Phenomenology; Introducing Merleau-Ponty; The turn to phenomenology; The phenomenological reduction; What Merleau-Ponty means by 'phenomenolgy'; 2 Perception; Empiricism; 'Intellectualism'; Phenomenology and the unity of the experienced world; 3 Embodiment; The roots of objectivism; The limits of objectivism; The body as subject; 4 Behaviour; Reductionism; Against 'causal thinking'; 5 Being Human; Science and humanity; Heidegger and Sartre; Back to Merleau-Ponty; 6 Time; Space and time in nature; Human time; Becoming me; Merleau-Ponty and Freud
7 Other People, Society, HistoryThe problem of the other; The social world; Merleau-Ponty and Marxism; 8 Art and Perception; Art, truth and reason; The other arts; Art and philosophy; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
Summary Maurice Merleau-Ponty was one of the most important figures in the existential and phenomenological traditions in twentieth-century Continental philosophy. Merleau-Ponty: A Guide for the Perplexed is the ideal text for students encountering Merleau-Ponty's philosophy for the first time. The book assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, and takes the reader though the key themes in Merleau-Ponty's work, casting light on complex ideas, including - crucially - his interpretations of 'perception', 'embodiment' and 'behaviour'. Most importantly this Guide for the Perplexed offers a full and autho
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Subject Human behaviour
Merleau -- Ponty, Maurice, 1908-1961
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781441104328