The Thinking of the Sensible: Merleau-Ponty's ""a-Philosophy - Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (Hardback)Mauro Carbone (author)
Hardback 136 Pages / Published: 28/02/2003
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In this first English publication of a well-known and widely respected Italian scholar, readers will encounter the preeminent interpreter of the works of Maurice Merleau-Ponty engaged in a dialogue of critical concern to contemporary philosophy. In subtle and sensitive language eminently suitable to the style and substance of Merleau-Ponty's own writings, Mauro Carbone fashions four essays around a theme - the relations of the sensible and the intelligible, and of philosophy and non-philosophy - that occupied Merleau-Ponty in his later work. An original and innovative interpretation of the ontology of Merleau-Ponty - and themselves a significant contribution to the field of Continental thought - these essays constitute a sustained exploration of what Merleau-Ponty detected, and greeted, as a ""mutation within the relations of man and Being,"" which would provide him with a basis for a new idea of philosophy or ""a-philosophy"". Carbone analyses key elements of Merleau-Ponty's thought in relation to Proust's ""Recherche"", Hegel's ""Phenomenology of Spirit"", the new biology of Von Uexkull, Rimbaud's ""Lettre du voyant"", and Heidegger's conception of ""letting-be"". His work clearly demonstrates the vitality of Merleau-Ponty's late revolutionary philosophy by following its most salient, previously unexplored paths.
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 229 x 154 x 15 mm
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