Phenomenology of Perception
First released in 1945, Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s enormous Phénoménologie de l. a. belief signalled the coming of an important new philosophical and highbrow voice in post-war Europe. Breaking with the present photo of existentialism and phenomenology on the time, it has develop into one of many landmark works of twentieth-century concept. This new translation, the 1st for over fifty years, makes this vintage paintings of philosophy on hand to a brand new iteration of readers.
Phenomenology of belief stands within the nice phenomenological culture of Husserl, Heidegger, and Sartre. but Merleau-Ponty’s contribution is decisive, as he brings this custom and different philosophical predecessors, rather Descartes and Kant, to confront a ignored measurement of our adventure: the lived physique and the outstanding global. Charting a daring direction among the reductionism of technological know-how at the one hand and "intellectualism" at the different, Merleau-Ponty argues that we should always regard the physique now not as an insignificant organic or actual unit, yet because the physique which constructions one’s state of affairs and event in the world.
Merleau-Ponty enriches his vintage paintings with attractive stories of well-known situations within the background of psychology and neurology in addition to phenomena that proceed to attract our realization, comparable to phantom limb syndrome, synaesthesia, and hallucination. This new translation comprises many beneficial beneficial properties reminiscent of the reintroduction of Merleau-Ponty’s discursive desk of Contents as subtitles into the physique of the textual content, a finished Translator’s creation to its major topics, crucial notes explaining key words of translation, an intensive Index, and an incredible updating of Merleau-Ponty’s references to now to be had English translations.
Also integrated is a brand new foreword via Taylor Carman and an advent to Merleau-Ponty by Claude Lefort.
Translated by way of Donald A. Landes.