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Reading Merleau-Ponty

On Phenomenology of Perception, 1st Edition

Edited by Thomas Baldwin


184 pages

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important contributions to philosophy of the twentieth century. In this volume, leading philosophers from Europe and North America examine the nature and extent of Merleau-Ponty's achievement and consider its importance to contemporary philosophy.

The chapters, most of which were specially commissioned for this volume, cover the central aspects of Merleau-Ponty's influential work. These include:

  • Merleau-Ponty’s debt to Husserl
  • Merleau-Ponty’s conception of philosophy
  • perception, action and the role of the body
  • consciousness and self-consciousness
  • naturalism and language
  • social rules and freedom.

Contributors: David Smith, Sean Kelly, Komarine Romdenh-Romluc, Hubert Dreyfus, Mark Wrathall, Thomas Baldwin, Simon Glendinning, Naomi Eilan, Eran Dorfman, Francoise Dastur

About the Editor

Tom Baldwin is Professor of Philosophy at the University of York, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Phenomenology