Nature and Logos: A Whiteheadian Key to Merleau-Ponty's Fundamental Thought

Nature and Logos: A Whiteheadian Key to Merleau-Ponty's Fundamental Thought

William S. Hamrick, Jan Van der Veken


this is often the 1st book-length account of ways Maurice Merleau-Ponty used sure texts via Alfred North Whitehead to increase an ontology in line with nature, and the way he may have used different Whitehead texts that he didn't understand that allows you to whole his final ontology. This account is enriched by way of numerous of Merleau-Ponty’s unpublished writings no longer formerly to be had in English, via the 1st precise therapy of yes works via F. W. J. Schelling during exhibiting how they exerted a considerable impact on either Merleau-Ponty and Whitehead, and by means of the 1st large dialogue of Merleau-Ponty’s curiosity within the Stoics’s proposal of the twofold emblems - the emblems endiathetos and the emblems proforikos. This publication presents a radical exploration of the consonance among those philosophers of their mutual wish to triumph over numerous bifurcations of nature, and of nature from spirit, that haunted philosophy and technology because the 17th century.

“Nature and symbols is likely one of the most vital works on Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy to seem lately. The authors’ erudition and painstaking scholarship tell their unique viewpoint. this can be an vital paintings, a tour-de-force delivering one other very important piece to the puzzle of realizing the occasionally enigmatic later paintings of Merleau-Ponty.” — Duane H. Davis, editor of Merleau-Ponty’s Later Works and Their useful Implications: The Dehiscence of Responsibility

“This represents a distinct boost in philosophical scholarship. The ebook provides to our curiosity and knowing of Merleau-Ponty and Whitehead.” — Robert Daud, Pasadena urban university

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