Institution and passivity: course notes from the Collège de France (1954-1955)

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Northwestern University Press, Jun 30, 2010 - Education - 276 pages
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"Originally published in French as L'Institution-La Passivite: Notes de cours au College de France (1954-1955) (Paris: Editions Belin, 2003)."

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Merleau-Ponty was the chair in philosophy at the College de France.

Claude Lefort is the director of studies emeritus at the Acole des Hautes Atudes en Science Sociales. He is the author of "Writing: The Political Test," "Democracy and Political Theory," and "Political Forms of Modern Society," among other works.

Julian Bourg is assistant professor of history at Bucknell University. He is the editor of "After the Deluge: New Perspectives on the Intellectual and Cultural History of Postwar France" and the author of "From Revolution to Ethics: May 1968 and Contemporary French Thought,"

Dick Howard is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Among his books are "The Marxian Legacy" (2nd ed.), "The Birth of American Political Thought, From Marx to Kant" (2nd ed.), and "Political Judgments,

Leonard Lawlor is Faudree-Hardin University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis. He is the author of five books: "The Implications of Immanence: Towards a New Concept of Life"; "Derrida and Husserl: The Basic Problem of Phenomenology"; "Thinking Through French Philosophy: The Being of the Question"; "The Challenge of Bergsonism: Phenomenology, Ontology, Ethics"; and "Imagination and Chance: The Difference Between the Thought of Ricoeur and Derrida," He is the coeditor of "Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning the Thought of Merleau-Ponty" and has written dozens of articles on Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Bergson, Merleau-Ponty, Ricoeur, and Gadamer. He is currently translating Merleau-Ponty's "L'institution, la passivitA(c)" and writing a book to be called "Early Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy: Towards the Outside,