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Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Basic Writings (Paperback)
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Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Basic Writings (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 04/12/2003
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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.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415315876
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 478 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An invaluable collection. One of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, Merleau-Ponty has been long overdue for serious philosophical reassessment in the English-speaking world. Here, finally, in a single volume, readers can appreciate the full breadth and subtlety of his groundbreaking work."
-Taylor Carman, Barnard College, Columbia University
"An excellent anthology, which brings out both the range and the depth of one of the twentieth century's most perceptive thinkers."
-Jonathan Ree, editor of "The Kierkegaard Reader (2001)
"This book will make an excellent introduction and guide for professional philosophers, as well as a good course book for undergraduate and postgraduate students."
-Jonathan Webber Sheffield University

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