Phenomenology of Perception

Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415278416

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

View: 1054

Challenging and rewarding in equal measure, Phenomenology of Perception is Merleau-Ponty's most famous work. Impressive in both scope and imagination, it uses the example of perception to return the body to the forefront of philosophy for the first time since Plato. Drawing on case studies such as brain-damaged patients from the First World War, Merleau-Ponty brilliantly shows how the body plays a crucial role not only in perception but in speech, sexuality and our relation to others.

Reading Merleau-Ponty

On Phenomenology of Perception

Author: Thomas Baldwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134147678

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

View: 3769

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

Michotte's Experimental Phenomenology of Perception

Author: Georges Thinés,Alan Costall,George Butterworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134506961

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 7492

This volume of collected papers, with the accompanying essays by the editors, is the definitive source book for the work of this important experimental psychologist. Originally published in 1991, it offered previously inaccessible essays by Albert Michotte on phenomenal causality, phenomenal permanence, phenomenal reality, and perception and cognition. Within these four sections are the most significant and representative of the Belgian psychologist's research in the area of experimental phenomenology. Extremely insightful introductions by the editors are included that place the essays in context. Michotte's ideas have played an important role in much research on the development of perception, and his work on social perception continues to be influential in social psychology. The book also includes some lesser-known aspects of his work that are equally important; for example, a remarkable set of articles on pictorial analysis.

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenology of Perception

Author: Komarine Romdenh-Romluc

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134290756

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 4424

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908 – 1961) is hailed as one of the key philosophers of the twentieth century. Phenomenology of Perception is his most famous and influential work, and an essential text for anyone seeking to understand phenomenology. In this GuideBook Komarine Romdenh-Romluc introduces and assesses: Merleau-Ponty’s life and the background to his philosophy the key themes and arguments of Phenomenology of Perception the continuing importance of Merleau-Ponty’s work to philosophy. Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenology of Perception is an ideal starting point for anyone coming to his great work for the first time. It is essential reading for students of Merleau-Ponty, phenomenology and related subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Desire and Distance

Introduction to a Phenomenology of Perception

Author: Renaud Barbaras

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804746458

Category: Philosophy

Page: 169

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Desire and Distance constitutes an important new departure in contemporary phenomenological thought, a rethinking and critique of basic philosophical positions concerning the concept of perception presented by Husserl and Merleau-Ponty, though it departs in significant and original ways from their work. Barbaras's overall goal is to develop a philosophy of what "life" is—one that would do justice to the question of embodiment and its role in perception and the formation of the human subject. Barbaras posits that desire and distance inform the concept of "life." Levinas identified a similar structure in Descartes's notion of the infinite. For Barbaras, desire and distance are anchored not in meaning, but in a rethinking of the philosophy of biology and, in consequence, cosmology. Barbaras elaborates and extends the formal structure of desire and distance by drawing on motifs as yet unexplored in the French phenomenological tradition, especially the notions of "life" and the "life-world," which are prominent in the later Husserl but also appear in non-phenomenological thinkers such as Bergson. Barbaras then filters these notions (especially "life") through Merleau-Ponty.

Perception and its Development in Merleau-Ponty's Phemenology

Author: Kirsten Jacobson,John Russon

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487512864

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

View: 9255

French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908–1961) shifted the terrain of western philosophy when he identified the body, rather than consciousness, as the primary site of our meaningful engagement with the world. His magnum opus, The Phenomenology of Perception (1945), revolutionized work in philosophy, psychology, cognitive science and other fields. Perception and Its Development in Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology brings together essays from fifteen leading Merleau-Ponty scholars to demonstrate the continuing significance of Merleau-Ponty’s analysis. Mirroring the progression found in Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception, the essays in this volume engage in original phenomenological research to demonstrate the dynamic development of perceptual life from perception's most foundational forms (spatiality, temporality, intentionality, etc.) to its richest articulations in political life and artistic activity. This comprehensive volume is a powerful resource for students and scholars alike studying Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy and serves both as a commentary upon and companion to his The Phenomenology of Perception.

Merleau-Ponty's "Phenomenology of Perception"

A Guide and Commentary

Author: Monika M. Langer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349197610

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 2934

This book aims to guide its reader through the notorious difficulties of Merleau-Pony's famous "Phenomenology of Perception". The author contextualizes, reconstructs, clarifies and, where necessary, completes Merleau-Ponty's analyses chapter by chapter.

A Guide to Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception

Author: George J. Marshall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874627572

Category: Philosophy

Page: 314

View: 8536

This guide is based upon the belief that the best source for discovering what Merleau-Ponty has to say is what he, himself, says. But the European style of writing and the dialectical form of argument present major obstacles for the first time reader of this book. This guide attempts to overcome these problems by providing the reader with the necessary background, explanations of how the chapters of the book fit together, maps of the structure of the arguments of each chapter, a glossary of technical philosophical and psychological terms, and a useful bibliography. These things do not replace nor are they an alternative to reading the Phenomenology of Perception. However, A Guide to Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception, aims to provide the first time reader with the basic tools necessary for reading this important work.

End of Phenomenology

Author: Tom Sparrow

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748684859

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 2986

Shows how speculative realism is replacing phenomenology as the beacon of realism in contemporary Continental philosophy.

Phenomenology of Perception

Theories and Experimental Evidence

Author: Carmelo Cali

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004332200

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

View: 8969

Phenomenology of Perception: Theories and Experimental Evidence presents an interpretation of phenomenology as a set of commitments to discover the immanent grammar of perception by reviewing arguments and experimental results that are still important today for psychology and the cognitive sciences.

The Primacy of Perception

And Other Essays on Phenomenological Psychology, the Philosophy of Art, History, and Politics

Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty,Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810101647

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

View: 7873

Selected essays of Maurice Merleau-Ponty published from 1947 to 1961.

Phenomenology and Existentialism

Author: Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742512405

Category: Philosophy

Page: 530

View: 3432

This anthology of classic essays focuses on the philosophy of Edmund Husserl and the philosophical movement to which his writings gave impetus: phenomenology. Sixty contributions from a wide variety of scholars provide an introduction to phenomenology and existentialist phenomenology. Among the contributors are Frege, Chisholm, Merleau-Ponty, Schmitt, Tillman, Gendlin, Sellars, Linsky, Dreyfus, Ryle, Solomon, Schlick, Ricoeur, Marcel, Heidegger, Sartre, Brentano, Olafson, Camus, and de Beauvoir.

Dialogues in Phenomenology

Author: D. Ihde,Richard M. Zaner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401016151

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 9154

Phenomenology in the United States is in a state of ferment and change. Not all the changes are happy ones, however, for some of the most prominent philosophers of the first generation of phenomenologists have died: in 1959 Alfred Schutz, and within the past two years John \Vild, Dorion Cairns, and Aron Gur witsch. These thinkers, though often confronting a hostile intel lectual climate, were nevertheless persistent and profoundly influential-through their own works, and through their students. The two sources associated with their names, The Graduate Faculty of The New School for Social Research, and the circle around John Wild first at Harvard and later at Northwestern and Yale, produced a sizable portion of the now second gener ation American phenomenological philosophers. In a way, it was the very hostility of the American philo sophical milieu which became an important factor in the ferment now taking place. Although the older, first generation phenome nologists were deeply conversant with other philosophical move ments here and abroad, their efforts at meaningful dialogue were largely ignored. Determined not to remain isolated from the dominant currents of Anglo-American philosophy in par ticular, the second generation opened the way to a dialogue with analytic philosophers, especially through the efforts of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, led by 2 INTRODUCTION such men as James M. Edie and Hubert Dreyfus and, in other respects, Herbert Spiegelberg and Maurice Natanson.


A Phenomenology of Rhythmic Nuance

Author: Tiger C. Roholt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441101381

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 502

Written by an experienced drummer and philosopher, Groove is a vivid and exciting study of one of music's most central and relatively unexplored aspects. Tiger C. Roholt explains why grooves, which are forged in music's rhythmic nuances, remain hidden to some listeners. He argues that grooves are not graspable through the intellect nor through mere listening; rather, grooves are disclosed through our bodily engagement with music. We grasp a groove bodily by moving with music's pulsations. By invoking the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty's notion of "motor intentionality," Roholt shows that the "feel" of a groove, and the understanding of it, are two sides of a coin: to "get" a groove just is to comprehend it bodily and to feel that embodied comprehension.

The Thinking Muse

Feminism and Modern French Philosophy

Author: Jeffner Allen,Iris Marion Young

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253205025

Category: Philosophy

Page: 215

View: 3114

... some very serious critiques of French existential phenomenology and post-structuralism... the contributors offer some refreshingly new insights into some tried and 'true' philosophical texts and more recent works of literary theory. -- Philosophy and LiteratureBy bridging the gap between 'analytic' and 'continental' philosophy, the authors of The Thinking Muse: Feminism and the Modern French Philosophy largely overcome the cultural polarity between 'male thinker' and 'female muse'. -- EthicsThese engaging essays by American Feminists bring toether feminist philosophy, existential phenomenology, and recent currents in French poststructuralist thought. The editors provide an excellent introductory overview, making this an ideal book for courses in feminist theory and philosophy and modern French thought. -- Philosopher's IndexThe concerns raised in this volume are substantial.... a solid addition to the canon of American feminist philosophy. -- Philosophy and Literature... a forum for feminist appropriations of existential and post-structuralist philosophy. -- Canadian Philosophical ReviewsMarking a radical shift in the traditional philosophical separation between muse (female) and thinker (male), The Thinking Muse revises the scope and methods of philosophical reflection. These engaging essays by American feminists bring together feminist philosophy, existential phenomenology, and recent currents in French poststructuralist thought.

Handbook of Experimental Phenomenology

Visual Perception of Shape, Space and Appearance

Author: Liliana Albertazzi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118329074

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

View: 3499

While the scientific study of vision is well-advanced, a universaltheory of qualitative visual appearances (texture, shape, colourand so on) is still lacking. This interdisciplinary handbookpresents the work of leading researchers around the world who havetaken up the challenge of defining and formalizing the field of‘experimental phenomenology'. Presents and discusses a new perspective in vision science, andformalizes a field of study that will become increasinglysignificant to researchers in visual science and beyond The contributors are outstanding scholars in their fields withimpeccable academic credentials, including Jan J. Koenderink,Irving Biederman, Donald Hoffmann, Steven Zucker and NikosLogothetis Divided into five parts: Linking Psychophysics and Qualities;Qualities in Space, Time and Motion; Appearances; Measurement andQualities; Science and Aesthetics of Appearances Each chapter will have the same structure consisting of: topicoverview; historical roots; debate; new perspective; methods;results and recent developments

Merleau-Ponty's Existential Phenomenology and the Realization of Philosophy

Author: Bryan A. Smyth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780937865

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 1098

Bringing to light the essential philosophical role of Marxism within Merleau-Ponty's reinterpretation of transcendental phenomenology, this book shows that the realization of this project hinges methodologically upon a renewed conception of the proletariat qua universal class-specifically, that it rests upon a humanist myth of incarnation which, substantiated by Merleau-Ponty's notion of 'heroism', locates an objective historical purposiveness in the habituated organism of the modern subject. Foregrounding the phenomenological priority of history over corporeality in this way, Smyth's analysis recovers the 'militant' character of Merleau-Ponty's existential phenomenology. It thus sheds critical new light on his early thought, and challenges some of the main parameters of existing scholarship by disclosing the intrinsic normativity of his basic methodological commitments.