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TitleMerleau-Ponty's Reading of Husserl [electronic resource] / edited by Ted Toadvine, Lester Embree
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2002
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Descript XXVI, 301 p. online resource


Merleau-Ponty's Reading of Husserl explores the relationship between two of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century: Edmund Husserl, the father of modern phenomenology, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, considered by many to be his greatest philosophical heir. While Merleau-Ponty's influence on the dissemination and reception of Husserl's thought is indisputable, unresolved questions remain concerning the philosophical projects of these two thinkers: Does phenomenology first reach its true potential in Merleau-Ponty's hands, guided by his appreciation of the tacit goals underlying Husserl's philosophical project? Or is Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology a creative but ultimately misdirected appropriation of Husserl's work? In this volume, the first devoted to a comparison of the work of these two philosophers, ten leading scholars draw on the latest research and newly available manuscripts to offer novel insights into Merleau-Ponty's reading of Husserl - with implications for our understanding of phenomenology's significance, its method, and the future of philosophy


I. Merleau-Ponty as a Reader of Husserl -- 1. Merleau-Ponty on Husserl: A Reappraisal -- 2. Merleau-Ponty's Ontological Reading of Constitution in Phรฉnomรฉnologie de la perception -- 3. The Phenomenological Movement: A Tradition without Method? Merleau-Ponty and Husserl -- II. Phenomenology and Method in Merleau-Ponty -- 4: Leaving Husserl's Cave? The Philosopher's Shadow Revisited -- 5. From Dialectic to Reversibility: A Critical Change of Subject-Object Relation in Merleau-Ponty's Thought -- 6. What about the praxis of Reduction? Between Husserl and Merleau-Ponty -- 7. From Decisions to Passions: Merleau-Ponty's Interpretation of Husserl's Reduction -- III. Legacy and Tradition -- 8. The Time of Half-Sleep: Merleau-Ponty between Husserl and Proust -- 9. Eugen Fink and Maurice Merleau-Ponty: The Philosophical Lineage in Phenomenology -- 10. The Legacy of Husserl' s โ{128}{156}Ursprung der Geometrieโ{128}{157}: The Limits of Phenomenology in Merleau-Ponty and Derrida -- 11. Merleau-Ponty's Reading of Husserl: A Chronological Overview -- Notes on Contributors

Philosophy Modern philosophy Phenomenology Philosophy Phenomenology Modern Philosophy History of Philosophy


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