Phenomenology, Institution and History: Writings After Merleau-Ponty II (Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy)

Phenomenology, Institution and History: Writings After Merleau-Ponty II (Continuum Studies in Continental Philosophy)

By: Stephen H. Watson (author)Paperback

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This is a new monograph examining Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology and its implications for historical rationality and the community. Maurice Merleau-Ponty is widely known for his emphasis on embodied perceptual experience. This emphasis initially relied heavily on the positive results of Gestalt psychology in addressing issues in philosophical psychology and philosophy of mind from a phenomenological standpoint. However, far less work has been done in addressing his evolving conception of how such an account influenced more general philosophical issues in epistemology, accounts of rationality, or its status of theoretical discourse. Developing the work he has already done in "In the Shadow of Phenomenology" to address this gap in the literature, Stephen H. Watson further examines the responses to Merleau-Ponty's contributions to these issues. This book emphasises the historical and intersubjective underpinnings of Merleau-Ponty's late accounts, in relation to rationality, institution and community, and examines its implications.

About Author

Stephen H. Watson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, USA. His previous publications include Traditions I (Indiana University Press, 1997), Traditions II (Indiana University Press, 2001) and Reinterpreting the Political (SUNY Press, 1998).


Abbreviations; 1 From the Ethics of Ambiguity to the Dialectics of Virtue: Merleau-Ponty in the "Ruins of the Spirit."; 2 Why Phenomenology? The Long Farewell to Subject-Centered Rationality.; 3 Theoretical Crisis, Dialogue, and the Stoicism of the Transcendental Singular.; 4 The Question of Community: An Interpretation of Lefort.; 5 Writing After Merleau-Ponty.; i. The Reorientation of Phenomenology: Beyond the "Ambition to See Everything; ii. Historicity and "The First-Second Person Singular:" Beyond Analysis.; iii. The Dehiscence of Interpretation and the "Shadowing-Forth (Abschattung)" of the Visible.; iv. Philosophy and the Murmur of the Word.

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  • ISBN13: 9781847065315
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 196
  • ID: 9781847065315
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1847065317

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