By (author) Professor Taylor Carman
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Merleau-Ponty by Professor Taylor Carman
Book DescriptionMaurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) is one of the most important philosophers of the Twentieth century. His theories of perception and the role of the body have had an enormous impact on the humanities and social sciences, yet the full scope of his contribution not only to phenomenology but philosophy generally is only now becoming clear. In this lucid and comprehensive introduction, Taylor Carman explains and assesses the full range of Merleau-Ponty's philosophy. Beginning with an overview of Merleau-Ponty's life and work, subsequent chapters cover fundamental aspects of Merleau-Ponty's thought, including his philosophy of perception and intentionality; the role of the body in relation to perception; philosophy of history and culture; and his writings on art and aesthetics, particularly the work of Cezanne. A final chapter considers Merleau-Ponty's importance today, examining his philosophy in light of recent developments in philosophy of mind and cognitive science. Merleau-Ponty is essential reading for students of phenomenology, existentialism and Twentieth century philosophy. It is also ideal for anyone in the humanities and social sciences seeking an introduction to his work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415339810
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Few philosophers have had more influence on the shape of western philosophy after 1900 than Martin Heidegger. This title offers a full range of this profound and controversial thinker's writings, including: "The Origin of the Work of Art"; "The introduction to Being and Time"; "What Is Metaphysics?"; and, "The End of Philosophy".
Heidegger's Analytic, Paperback (August 2007)
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Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty, Paperback (September 2004)» View all books by Professor Taylor Carman
The essays in this volume examine the full scope of Merleau-Ponty's philosophy.
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Author Biography - Professor Taylor Carman
Columbia University, USA
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