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Wittgenstein and Merleau-Ponty

Edited by Komarine Romdenh-Romluc

© 2017 – Routledge

178 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Description

Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Ludwig Wittgenstein are two of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, yet their work is generally regarded as standing in contrast to one another. However, as this outstanding collection demonstrates they both reject a Cartesian picture of the mind and sought to offer an alternative that does justice to the role played by bodily action, language, and our membership within a community that shares a way of life.

This is the first collection to compare and contrast the work of these two major philosophers. Fundamental topics and problems discussed include the role of community in their philosophies; Merleau-Ponty on description and depiction and Wittgenstein on saying and doing; the role of language; their treatment of expression; their relation to the philosophy of the Vienna Circle; solipsism; and rule-following.

It is essential reading for anyone studying the work of Wittgenstein and Merleau-Ponty, as well as those interested in phenomenology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Komarine Romdenh-Romluc

1. Wittgenstein and Merleau-Ponty on Gestalt Psychology

Katherine J. Morris

2. Expression

Kathleen Lennon

3. Merleau-Ponty and Wittgenstein on Mindreading: Explosing the Myth of the Given Mind

Søren Overgaard

4. Community without Conservatism: Wittgenstein and Merleau-Ponty on the Sociality of Subjectivity

Chantal Bax

5. The World and I

Komarine Romdenh-Romluc

6. Painting and the Promiscuity of Vision

Taylor Carman

7. The Recovery of Indeterminacy in Merleau-Ponty and Wittgenstein

David R. Cerbone

8. Wittgenstein and Merleau-Ponty on Knowledge and Certainty

Thomas Baldwin

About the Editor

Komarine Romdenh-Romluc is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sheffield, UK. She is author of The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenology of Perception (2010).

About the Series

Routledge Research in Phenomenology

Routledge Research in Phenomenology publishes volumes that relate phenomenological arguments and ideas to a broader range of current philosophical problems. It also offers more historically informed studies of themes and figures from the phenomenological tradition, with the aim to be a rich resource of new ideas and approaches that promise to enliven contemporary debates. Clearly written and rigorously argued, these books ensure accessibility to a broad philosophical audience and to theorists working in other disciplines.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
PHI015000
PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
PHI018000
PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Phenomenology