Phenomenology of Perception
Challenging and rewarding in equal measure, Phenomenology of Perception is Merleau-Ponty's most famous work. Impressive in both scope and imagination, it uses the example of perception to return the body to the forefront of philosophy for the first time since Plato. Drawing on case studies such as brain-damaged patients from the First World War, Merleau-Ponty brilliantly shows how the body plays a crucial role not only in perception but in speech, sexuality and our relation to others.
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Review: Phenomenology of PerceptionUser Review - Lesliemae - Goodreads
Coming to Merleau-Ponty through Heidegger was a kind if shock to my system. I was not prepared for the deeply rational language of MP's study. Still, he brought to Heidegger's inherence, or being-in ... Read full review
Review: Phenomenology of PerceptionUser Review - Joe Salvo - Goodreads
Edit: the Colin Smith translation is pretty awful (but free online!); do the Donald Landes one instead if you can; but if you can't, the most important thing to know about the Smith is that you are ... Read full review