Phenomenology of Perception

Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135718679

Category: Philosophy

Page: 696

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First published in 1945, Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s monumental Phénoménologie de la perception signalled the arrival of a major new philosophical and intellectual voice in post-war Europe. Breaking with the prevailing picture of existentialism and phenomenology at the time, it has become one of the landmark works of twentieth-century thought. This new translation, the first for over fifty years, makes this classic work of philosophy available to a new generation of readers. Phenomenology of Perception stands in the great phenomenological tradition of Husserl, Heidegger, and Sartre. Yet Merleau-Ponty’s contribution is decisive, as he brings this tradition and other philosophical predecessors, particularly Descartes and Kant, to confront a neglected dimension of our experience: the lived body and the phenomenal world. Charting a bold course between the reductionism of science on the one hand and "intellectualism" on the other, Merleau-Ponty argues that we should regard the body not as a mere biological or physical unit, but as the body which structures one’s situation and experience within the world. Merleau-Ponty enriches his classic work with engaging studies of famous cases in the history of psychology and neurology as well as phenomena that continue to draw our attention, such as phantom limb syndrome, synaesthesia, and hallucination. This new translation includes many helpful features such as the reintroduction of Merleau-Ponty’s discursive Table of Contents as subtitles into the body of the text, a comprehensive Translator’s Introduction to its main themes, essential notes explaining key terms of translation, an extensive Index, and an important updating of Merleau-Ponty’s references to now available English translations. Also included is a new foreword by Taylor Carman and an introduction to Merleau-Ponty by Claude Lefort. Translated by Donald A. Landes.
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Reading Merleau-Ponty

On Phenomenology of Perception

Author: Thomas Baldwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113414766X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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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
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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.
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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

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Selected essays of Maurice Merleau-Ponty published from 1947 to 1961.
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Merleau-Ponty's "Phenomenology of Perception"

A Guide and Commentary

Author: Monika M. Langer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349197610

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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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.
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A Guide to Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception

Author: George J. Marshall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874627572

Category: Philosophy

Page: 314

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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.
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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenology of Perception

Author: Komarine Romdenh-Romluc

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134290756

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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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.
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Phenomenology of Perception

Theories and Experimental Evidence

Author: Carmelo Cali

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004332200

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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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.
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Michotte's Experimental Phenomenology of Perception

Author: Georges Thinés,Alan Costall,George Butterworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134506899

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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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.
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Perception, Expression, and History

The Social Phenomenology of Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Author: John O'Neill,Russell, M

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810102996

Category: Philosophy

Page: 101

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In this commentary, John O'Neill concentrates upon three themes in the goal Merleau-Ponty set for himself, namely "to restore to things their concrete physiognomy, to organisms their individual ways of dealing with the world, and to subjectivity its inherence in history." O'Neill considers the three objectives in their original order: first, the study of animal and human psychology; then, the phenomenology of perception; and finally, certain extensions of these perspectives in the historical and social sciences.
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Das Primat der Wahrnehmung

Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518292761

Category: Consciousness

Page: 131

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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

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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.
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Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception

A Basis for Sharing the Earth

Author: Ḥayim Gordon,Shlomit Tamari

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780313323720

Category: Philosophy

Page: 148

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Presents the basis of Merleau-Ponty's ontology, as presented in his book Phenomology of Perception, and shows how it can help provide humans with a foundation for sharing the earth with other species and beings.
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Metal, Rock, and Jazz

Perception and the Phenomenology of Musical Experience

Author: Harris M. Berger

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819571823

Category: Music

Page: 350

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This vivid ethnography of the musical lives of heavy metal, rock, and jazz musicians in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio shows how musicians engage with the world of sound to forge meaningful experiences of music. Unlike most popular music studies, which only provide a scholar's view, this book is based on intensive fieldwork and hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews. Rich descriptions of the musical life of metal bars and jazz clubs get readers close to the people who make and listen to the music. Of special interest are Harris M. Berger's interviews with Timmy "The Ripper" Owens, now famous as lead singer for the pioneering heavy metal band, Judas Priest. Owens and other performers share their own experiences of the music, thereby challenging traditional notions of harmony and musical structure. Using ideas from practice theory and phenomenology, Berger shows that musical perception is a kind of practice, both creatively achieved by the listener and profoundly informed by social context.
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Ideen zu einer reinen Phänomenologie und phänomenologischen Philosophie

Allgemeine Einführung in die reine Phänomenologie

Author: Edmund Husserl

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110916096

Category: Philosophy

Page: 335

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In this book, generally held to be the key to his view of an academic approach to phenomenology, Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) sets out his ideas on the subject of 'pure' phenomenology, taking account of the idealist agnosticism he was inspired by throughout his life and which prevented him from ever crossing the threshold to the object world, a threshold considered 'out of bounds' by Kant and all other German philosophers. According to the German idealist view still upheld today, there can be only limited knowledge about the nature of the world and the internal impressions it leaves on us.
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End of Phenomenology

Author: Tom Sparrow

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748684859

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 1636

Shows how speculative realism is replacing phenomenology as the beacon of realism in contemporary Continental philosophy.
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Logos of Phenomenology and Phenomenology of the Logos. Book One

Phenomenology as the Critique of Reason in Contemporary Criticism and Interpretation

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402036809

Category: Philosophy

Page: 468

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During its century-long unfolding, spreading in numerous directions, Husserlian phenomenology while loosening inner articulations, has nevertheless maintained a somewhat consistent profile. As we see in this collection, the numerous conceptions and theories advanced in the various phases of reinterpretations have remained identifiable with phenomenology. What conveys this consistency in virtue of which innumerable types of inquiry-scientific, social, artistic, literary – may consider themselves phenomenological? Is it not the quintessence of the phenomenological quest, namely our seeking to reach the very foundations of reality at all its constitutive levels by pursuing its logos? Inquiring into the logos of the phenomenological quest we discover, indeed, all the main constitutive spheres of reality and of the human subject involved in it, and concurrently, the logos itself comes to light in the radiation of its force (Tymieniecka).
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