ISBN-10:
0810101645
ISBN-13:
9780810101647
Pub. Date:
06/01/1964
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Primacy of Perception / Edition 1

Primacy of Perception / Edition 1

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Overview

The Primacy of Perception brings together a number of important studies by Maurice Merleau-Ponty that appeared in various publications from 1947 to 1961. The title essay, which is in essence a presentation of the underlying thesis of his Phenomenology of Perception, is followed by two courses given by Merleau-Ponty at the Sorbonne on phenomenological psychology. "Eye and Mind" and the concluding chapters present applications of Merleau-Ponty's ideas to the realms of art, philosophy of history, and politics. Taken together, the studies in this volume provide a systematic introduction to the major themes of Merleau-Ponty's philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810101647
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 06/01/1964
Series: Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 755,032
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) was a French phenomenological philosopher, strongly influenced by Karl Marx, Edmund Husserl, and Martin Heidegger in addition to being closely associated with Jean-Paul Sartre (who later stated he had been "converted" to Marxism by Merleau-Ponty ) and Simone de Beauvoir. At the core of Merleau-Ponty's philosophy is a sustained argument for the foundational role that perception plays in understanding the world as well as engaging with the world. Like the other major phenomenologists, Merleau-Ponty expressed his philosophical insights in writings on art, literature, linguistics, and politics.

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