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Phenomenology of perception

Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty; Colin Smith
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Routledge classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Merleau-Ponty, Maurice, 1908-1961.
Phenomenology of perception.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2002
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Merleau-Ponty; Colin Smith
ISBN: 0415278406 9780415278409 0203994612 9780203994610 0415278414 9780415278416 9781134470044 1134470045 9781134470082 1134470088 9781134470099 1134470096
Language Note: Translation of: Phňomňologie de la perception.
OCLC Number: 70743537
Notes: Originally published: Paris: Gallimard, 1945.
"English edition first published 1962 by Routledge & Kegan Paul."
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 544 pages) : illustrations
Contents: BOOK COVER --
The 'Sensation' as a Unit of Experience --
'Association' and the 'Projection of Memories' --
'Attention' and 'Judgement' --
The Phenomenal Field --
Experience and Objective Thought --
The Body as Object and Mechanistic Physiology --
The Experience of the Body and Classical Psychology --
The Spatiality of One's own Body and Motility --
The Synthesis of One's own Body --
The Body in its Sexual Being --
The Body as Expression, and Speech --
The Theory of the Body is already a Theory of Perception --
Sense Experience --
Space --
The Thing and the Natural World Other Selves and the Human WorldThe Cogito --
Temporality --
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Other Titles: Phénoménologie de la perception.
Responsibility: translated from the French by Colin Smith.


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'Merleau-Ponty was one of the most substantial French philosophers of the twentieth century.' - Times Literary Supplement

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