Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) is one of the central figures of 20th-century Continental philosophy, and his work has been hugely influential in a wide range of fields. His writings engage in the study of perception, language, politics, aesthetics, history and ontology, and represent a rich and complex network of exciting ideas.
The Merleau-Ponty Dictionary provides the reader and student of Merleau-Ponty with all the tools necessary to engage with this key thinker: a comprehensive A to Z that provides summaries of all his major texts and articles, clear and straightforward explanations of his terminology and innovative concepts, and detailed discussions of the figures and philosophies that influenced his work. The book also includes a philosophical introduction, a chronology of Merleau-Ponty's life and works, and suggestions for further reading. This dictionary is the ideal reading and research companion for students at all levels.
Donald A. Landes is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is translator of Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception (2012) and author of Merleau-Ponty and the Paradoxes of Expression (2013).
Abbreviations of Primary Works by Merleau-Ponty Cited in this Dictionary Introduction: Maurice Merleau-Ponty Acknowledgments Chronology: Merleau-Ponty's Life and Works Merleau-Ponty, A-Z Suggested Books and Edited Volumes in English Endnotes Index