Phenomenology of Perception

Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415278416

Category: Philosophy

Page: 544

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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.
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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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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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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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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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Phenomenology of Perception (Classic Reprint)

Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781528434010

Category: Psychology

Page: 492

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These are the codified thoughts that allowed Maurice Merleau-Ponty the opportunity to establish himself as a first rate philosopher. The world of philosophy has neglected the body for centuries, if not millennia, Phenomenology of Perception brings the most central part of our world back into the way we think about it. He crashed onto the scene and burned some of the most darling philosophical landmarks of his forebears in effigy. This book is generally held to be a decisive example of existentialism, particularly existentialist work in the French fashion, although there is far more than the vague imagined scent of a galloise on the pages. Existentialism is far from the only influence on the work. The discerning reader will see echoes of Plato's forms in Merleau-Ponty's essences and even an implicit critique of the idea. For the philosopher en chaise, the daring criticism of even Cartesian doubt is thrilling; it feels like jumping on the bed while Socrates isn't looking. Merleau-Ponty utterly rejects the mind-body duality put forward by so many of the giants of our philosophical ancestry in favour of an argument which emphasises the instrumental aspects of consciousness and our full and visceral habitation of our flesh. Gnaw on the questions that he will raise in your mind about whether huge assumptions have been made about the nature of consciousness and how that links to our physical selves. If only for a moment, throw your perceived certainties aside and engage with the idea that your very consciousness may not be what you think. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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A Guide to Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception

Author: George J. Marshall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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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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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