Flesh of Images, The: Merleau-Ponty between Painting and Cinema (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

Flesh of Images, The: Merleau-Ponty between Painting and Cinema (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)


Highlights Merleau-Ponty’s curiosity in movie and connects it to his aesthetic theory.

In The Flesh of Images, Mauro Carbone starts with the purpose that Merleau-Ponty’s frequently misunderstood inspiration of “flesh” used to be otherwise to indicate what he also known as “Visibility.” contemplating imaginative and prescient as inventive voyance, within the visionary feel of making as a specific presence anything which, as such, had no longer been current earlier than, Carbone proposes unique connections among Merleau-Ponty and Paul Gauguin, and articulates his personal extra improvement of the “new suggestion of sunshine” that the French thinker was once commencing to complicated on the time of his surprising loss of life. Carbone connects those principles to Merleau-Ponty’s non-stop curiosity in cinema—an curiosity that has been regularly overlooked or circumscribed. targeting Merleau-Ponty’s later writings, together with unpublished path notes and files no longer but on hand in English, Carbone demonstrates either that Merleau-Ponty’s curiosity in movie used to be sustained and philosophically the most important, and additionally that his pondering offers a tremendous source for illuminating our modern courting to pictures, with profound implications for the longer term of philosophy and aesthetics. construction on his past paintings on Marcel Proust and contemplating ongoing advancements in optical and media applied sciences, Carbone provides his personal philosophical perception into figuring out the visible today.

“The stylish kind of Carbone’s prose—crafted with a definite cadence and phraseology, an inimitable international of language—nevertheless doesn't disguise the complexity of his scholarly research.” — Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

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