Sense and Nonsense

Sense and Nonsense

Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Patricia Allen Dreyfus


Written among 1945 and 1947, the essays in experience and Non-Sense offer a very good creation to Merleau-Ponty's concept. They summarize his prior insights and convey their widest diversity of application-in aesthetics, ethics, politics, and the sciences of guy. each one essay opens new views to man's look for cause. the 1st a part of feel and Non-Sense, "Arts," is worried with Merleau-Ponty's strategies of conception, which have been complex in his significant philosophical treatise, Phenomenology of notion. the following the research is concentrated and enriched in descriptions of the perceptual global of Czanne, the stumble upon with the opposite as expressed within the novels of Simone de Beauvoir and Sartre, and the gestalt caliber of expertise introduced out within the movie artwork shape. within the moment half, "Ideas," Merleau-Ponty indicates how the types of the phenomenology of conception could be understood as an outgrowth of the behavioral sciences and the way a version of lifestyles in response to notion sensitizes us to the insights and barriers of earlier philosophies and indicates positive criticisms of latest philosophy. The 3rd half, "Politics," clarifies the political dilemmas dealing with intellectuals in postwar France.

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