Sense and Nonsense

By Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Patricia Allen Dreyfus

Written among 1945 and 1947, the essays in feel and Non-Sense offer a good creation to Merleau-Ponty's proposal. They summarize his earlier insights and convey their widest diversity of application-in aesthetics, ethics, politics, and the sciences of guy. every one essay opens new views to man's look for cause. the 1st a part of experience and Non-Sense, "Arts," is anxious with Merleau-Ponty's strategies of belief, which have been complicated in his significant philosophical treatise, Phenomenology of notion. the following the research is targeted and enriched in descriptions of the perceptual global of Czanne, the come upon with the opposite as expressed within the novels of Simone de Beauvoir and Sartre, and the gestalt caliber of expertise introduced out within the movie paintings shape. within the moment half, "Ideas," Merleau-Ponty exhibits how the types of the phenomenology of conception could be understood as an outgrowth of the behavioral sciences and the way a version of lifestyles in line with notion sensitizes us to the insights and barriers of past philosophies and indicates confident criticisms of latest philosophy. The 3rd half, "Politics," clarifies the political dilemmas dealing with intellectuals in postwar France.

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Nature and Logos: A Whiteheadian Key to Merleau-Ponty's Fundamental Thought

By William S. Hamrick, Jan Van der Veken

This is often the 1st book-length account of ways Maurice Merleau-Ponty used convinced texts by means of Alfred North Whitehead to advance an ontology in keeping with nature, and the way he may have used different Whitehead texts that he didn't recognize with the intention to entire his final ontology. This account is enriched via numerous of Merleau-Ponty’s unpublished writings no longer formerly to be had in English, by means of the 1st targeted therapy of sure works via F. W. J. Schelling during displaying how they exerted a considerable effect on either Merleau-Ponty and Whitehead, and via the 1st huge dialogue of Merleau-Ponty’s curiosity within the Stoics’s proposal of the twofold trademarks - the emblems endiathetos and the trademarks proforikos. This e-book presents a radical exploration of the consonance among those philosophers of their mutual wish to conquer numerous bifurcations of nature, and of nature from spirit, that haunted philosophy and technological know-how because the 17th century.

“Nature and emblems is among the most crucial works on Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy to seem lately. The authors’ erudition and painstaking scholarship tell their unique viewpoint. this can be an vital paintings, a tour-de-force delivering one other very important piece to the puzzle of figuring out the occasionally enigmatic later paintings of Merleau-Ponty.” — Duane H. Davis, editor of Merleau-Ponty’s Later Works and Their sensible Implications: The Dehiscence of Responsibility

“This represents a distinct strengthen in philosophical scholarship. The publication provides to our curiosity and knowing of Merleau-Ponty and Whitehead.” — Robert Daud, Pasadena urban collage

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A Covenant of Creatures: Levinas's Philosophy of Judaism (Cultural Memory in the Present)

By Michael Fagenblat

"I am no longer a very Jewish thinker," stated Emmanuel Levinas, "I am only a thinker." This ebook argues opposed to the assumption, affirmed by means of Levinas himself, that Totality and Infinity and differently Than Being separate philosophy from Judaism. via studying Levinas's philosophical works in the course of the prism of Judaic texts and ideas, Michael Fagenblat argues that what Levinas referred to as "ethics" is as a lot a hermeneutical product wrought from the Judaic history as a sequence of phenomenological observations. interpreting the Levinas's philosophy of Judaism inside of a Heideggerian and Pauline framework, Fagenblat makes use of biblical, rabbinic, and Maimonidean texts to supply sustained interpretations of the philosopher's paintings. eventually he demands a reconsideration of the relation among culture and philosophy, and of the that means of religion after the loss of life of epistemology.

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Hegel's Ladder, Volume 1

By H. S. Harris

"Hegel's Ladder aspires to be...a 'literal commentary' on Die Phanomenologie des Geistes ...It used to be the awake aim of my thirty-year fight with Hegel to put in writing an explanatory observation at the e-book; and with its crowning glory I regard my very own 'working' profession as concluded...The triumphing behavior of based at the normal consensus of opinion that no matter what else it can be, Hegel's Phenomenology isn't the logical 'science' that he believed it used to be. this can be the obtained view that i need to overthrow. but when i'm correct, then an acceptably non-stop chain of argument, paragraph through paragraph, should be discoverable within the text." -- from the Preface.

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Crisis and Reflection: An Essay on Husserl's Crisis of the European Sciences (Phaenomenologica)

In his final paintings, "Crisis of the eu Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology", Edmund Husserl formulated a thorough new method of phenomenological philosophy. in contrast to his earlier works, within the "Crisis" Husserl embedded this formula in an bold mirrored image at the essence and price of the assumption of rational idea and tradition, a mirrored image that he thought of to be an pressing necessity in mild of the political, social, and highbrow difficulty of the interwar interval. during this ebook, James Dodd pursues an interpretation of Husserl's textual content that emphasizes the significance of the matter of the foundation of philosophy, in addition to advances the thesis that, for Husserl, the "crisis of cause" isn't a contingent ancient occasion, yet an enduring characteristic of a lifestyles in cause quite often.

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Husserl's Ideen (Contributions To Phenomenology)

This choice of greater than dozen essays by means of philosophy students of foreign reputation lines the profound influence exerted through Husserl’s Meisterwerk, recognized in its shortened identify as Ideen, whose first ebook was once published in 1913. released to coincide with the centenary of its unique visual appeal, and fifty years after the second one ebook went to print in 1952, the participants provide a finished array of views at the ways that Husserl’s inspiration of phenomenology motivated prime figures and pursuits of the final century, together with, between others, Ortega y Gassett, Edith Stein, Martin Heidegger, Aron Gurwitsch, Ludwig Landgrebe, Dorion Cairns, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jacques Derrida and Giles Deleuze.

In addition to its documentation and research of the historic reception of those works, this quantity additionally illustrates the continuing relevance of the Ideen, providing scholarly dialogue of the problems raised by means of his principles in addition to through the figures who took half in severe phenomenological discussion with them. one of the themes mentioned are autism, empathy, the character of the feelings, the strategy and perform of phenomenology, the rules of ethics, naturalism, intentionality, and human rights, to call yet a couple of. Taken jointly, those specifically commissioned unique essays supply an unmatched evaluation of the reception of Husserl‘s Ideen, and the increasing phenomenological firm it initiated. They express that the serious dialogue of matters through phenomenologists is still correct for the twenty first century.

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Closer: Performance, Technologies, Phenomenology (Leonardo Book Series)

By Susan Kozel

In Closer, Susan Kozel attracts on concert perform, electronic applied sciences, and the philosophical process of phenomenology. educated in dance and philosophy, Kozel locations the human physique on the middle of explorations of interactive interfaces, responsive platforms, and affective computing, asking what might be came upon as we turn into towards our pcs -- as they develop into extensions of our methods of considering, relocating, and touching.

Performance, Kozel argues, can act as a catalyst for figuring out wider social and cultural makes use of of electronic expertise. Taking this one step additional, performative acts of sharing the physique via our electronic units foster a collaborative building of recent actual states, degrees of wide awake knowledge, or even ethics. We reencounter ourselves and others via our interactive computers. What we want now are conceptual and methodological frameworks to mirror this.

Kozel bargains a well timed transforming of the phenomenology of French thinker Maurice Merleau-Ponty. this technique, according to a admire for lived adventure, starts by means of hearing the senses and noting insights that arrive in the course of dance, or with no trouble in the course of lifestyles. the mix of functionality and phenomenology provided via nearer yields entwinements among event and mirrored image that make clear, problematize, or restructure scholarly ways to human our bodies utilizing electronic applied sciences.

After outlining her process and technique and clarifying the most important suggestions of functionality, applied sciences, and virtuality, Kozel applies phenomenological way to the event of designing and appearing in a variety of computational structures: telematics, movement seize, responsive architectures, and wearable computing.

The transformative capability of the alchemy among our bodies and applied sciences is the root of nearer. With cautious layout, destiny generations of responsive platforms and cellular units can extend our social, actual, and emotional exchanges. Susan Kozel is affiliate Professor within the college of Interactive Arts and expertise at Simon Fraser college, Vancouver, Canada.

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The Intercorporeal Self: Merleau-Ponty on Subjectivity (SUNY Series in Contemporary French Thought (Paperback))

By Scott L. Marratto

An unique interpretation of Merleau-Ponty on subjectivity, drawing from and hard either the continental and analytic traditions. tough a customary Western suggestion of the self as a discrete, inside attention, Scott L. Marratto argues as a substitute that subjectivity is a attribute of the dwelling, expressive flow setting up a dynamic intertwining among a sentient physique and its setting. He attracts at the paintings of the French thinker Maurice Merleau-Ponty, modern ecu philosophy, and study in cognitive technology and improvement to supply a compelling research into what it capacity to be a self. “The Intercorporeal Self quantities to one of those dialectic among Merleau-Ponty’s suggestion and naturalism because it capabilities inside of modern analytic notion and deconstruction because it seems to be in Derrida’s suggestion. Marratto constructs argumentation that indicates that Merleau-Ponty’s proposal can't be lowered to naturalism and that it doesn't fall prey to the deconstructive critique. for this reason, Marratto, higher than someone else, indicates the contribution that Merleau-Ponty makes to modern philosophy.This is a vital ebook. i'd even enterprise to assert that it's a real paintings of philosophy.” — Leonard Lawlor, Sparks Professor of Philosophy, Penn country college “Marratto brings Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology right into a together transformative discussion with the newest developments within the embodied sciences of the brain. His booklet places part by means of aspect notions of intercorporeality, behavior, variety, and auto-affection with Gestalt, ecological, sensorimotor, and enactive views on conception and subjectivity. Marratto weaves jointly the threads of conceptual traditions that observed themselves as incompatible now not goodbye in the past. an important contribution to present efforts towards reconceptualizing the lived physique because the matrix of importance and expressive being-in-the-world, and subjectivity as self-affecting, self-initiated circulate and intercorporeal attunement to the calls for of different bodies.” — Ezequiel A. Di Paolo, coeditor of Enaction: towards a brand new Paradigm for Cognitive technology Scott L. Marratto is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Michigan Technological college and the coauthor (with Lawrence E. Schmidt) of the top of Ethics in a Technological Society.

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Hegel's Ontology and the Theory of Historicity (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought)

By Herbert Marcuse

This was once Herbert Marcuse's first e-book on Hegel, written within the early Thirties whilst he used to be lower than the robust effect of Martin Heidegger. It offers a nonetheless unequaled Heideggerian interpreting of Hegel's concept that seeks the defining features of "historicity" - what it capability to claim ancient occasion occurs. those principles have been foundational for Marcuse; they convey a convention often called "phenomenological Marxism," in this case represented through Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty and via a few participants of the Praxis crew in Yugoslavia.

The publication is in elements. the 1st analyzes Hegel's common sense so that it will establish its ontological troublesome or conception of being; through targeting Hegel's Early Theological Writings and the Phenomenology of Spirit, the second one half argues that the concept that of existence in its historicity was once in truth the unique origin of Hegelian ontology. truly it is a "purer" kind of philosophizing than Marcuse was once to pursue after he joined the Institut für Sozialforschung, came upon Freud, and distanced himself from Heidegger's philosophy. yet there's a certain connection among his research of historicity during this very important early paintings and his later makes an attempt to appreciate the underlying dynamic of latest background and society in such books as One-Dimensional guy and Eros and Civilization.

Hegel's Ontology and the speculation of Historicity is integrated within the sequence reports in modern German Social concept, edited by way of Thomas McCarthy,

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