Merleau-Ponty, Interiority and Exteriority, Psychic Life and the World: Interiority and Exteriority, Psychic Life, and the World

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Dorothea Olkowski, James Morley
SUNY Press, Sep 9, 1999 - Philosophy - 283 pages
This book demonstrates how Merleau-Ponty s understanding of the continuity of inner and psychological life (interiority) and the material world (exteriority) has broad implications for philosophy, the physical and human sciences, and health studies. By taking the phenomenon of the body out of the dualistic constraints of interior and exterior, idealism and empiricism, Merleau-Ponty shows us the possibility of a fresh vantage point for future research and therapeutic application, linking philosophy more closely to the study of nature, the psyche, and social phenomena. Merleau-Ponty, Interiority and Exteriority, Psychic Life and the World is proof of the power and creative energy of Merleau-Ponty s thought.

Contributors include Edward S. Casey; Helen A. Fielding; Elizabeth Grosz; Lawrence Hass; Galen A. Johnson; Nobuo Kazashi; Alphonso Lingis; Glen A. Mazis; James Morley; Dorothea Olkowski; David E. Pettigrew; James Phillips; Michael B. Smith; Gail Weiss; and Wilhelm S. Wurtzer.
 

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Contents

INSIDE AND OUTSIDE Ontological Considerations
25
TRANSCENDENCE IN MERLEAUPONTY
35
THE UNCONSCIOUS MIND AND THE PREREFLECTIVE BODY
47
MERLEAUPONTY AND THE UNCONSCIOUS A Poetic Vision
57
FROM THE UNSEEN TO THE INVISIBLE MerleauPontys Sorbonne Lectures as Preparation for His Later Thought
69
GESTALT CONNECTIONS AND DISCONNECTIONS
89
SENSE AND ALTERITY Rereading MerleauPontys Reversibility Thesis
91
BODILY LOGOS James MerleauPonty and Nishida
107
SEGMENTED ORGANISMS
167
EXTERIORITY LIFE IN THE WORLD
183
ENVISIONING THE OTHER Lacan and MerleauPonty on Intersubjectivity
185
WILDLY OTHER THAN BEING
201
CHAOS THEORY AND MERLEAUPONTYS ONTOLOGY Beyond the Dead Fathers Paralysis toward a Dynamic and Fragile Materiality
219
AFTERWORD
243
CONTRIBUTORS
247
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
251

BODY IMAGE INTERCOURSE A Corporeal Dialogue between MerleauPonty and Schilder
121
MERLEAUPONTY AND IRIGARAY IN THE FLESH
145

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Dorothea Olkowski is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado. She is the author of The Ruin of Representation, Gilles Deleuze and Feminism and Creative Life and is coeditor, with Constantin V. Boundas, of Gilles Deleuze and the Theater of Philosophy.

James Morley is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Richmond College, The American International University in London.

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