Merleau-Ponty and the Paradoxes of Expression

Merleau Ponty and the Paradoxes of Expression Merleau Ponty and the Paradoxes of Expression offers a comprehensive reading of the philosophical work of Maurice Merleau Ponty a central figure in th century continental philosophy By establishing

  • Title: Merleau-Ponty and the Paradoxes of Expression
  • Author: Donald A. Landes
  • ISBN: 9781441111746
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback
  • Merleau Ponty and the Paradoxes of Expression offers a comprehensive reading of the philosophical work of Maurice Merleau Ponty, a central figure in 20th century continental philosophy.By establishing that the paradoxical logic of expression is Merleau Ponty s fundamental philosophical gesture, this book ties together his diverse work on perception, language, aesthetics, pMerleau Ponty and the Paradoxes of Expression offers a comprehensive reading of the philosophical work of Maurice Merleau Ponty, a central figure in 20th century continental philosophy.By establishing that the paradoxical logic of expression is Merleau Ponty s fundamental philosophical gesture, this book ties together his diverse work on perception, language, aesthetics, politics and history in order to establish the ontological position he was developing at the time of his sudden death in 1961 Donald A Landes explores the paradoxical logic of expression as it appears in both Merleau Ponty s explicit reflections on expression and his non explicit uses of this logic in his philosophical reflection on other topics, and thus establishes a continuity and a trajectory of his thought that allows for his work to be placed into conversation with contemporary developments in continental philosophy The book offers the reader a key to understanding Merleau Ponty s subtle methodology and highlights the urgency and relevance of his research into the ontological significance of expression for today s work in art and cultural theory.

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    1. When word got out that Donald Landes had written a new book on Merleau-Ponty, there was reason aplenty to feel excited. After all, this was the bloke who'd furnished the world with a magnificent new translation of Merleau-Ponty’s masterwork, the Phenomenology of Perception, just a couple of years prior. Having now gobbled up Landes’s new study over the course of the last few days, allow me to affirm: it’s bloody good. While variously portrayed elsewhere as a philosopher of the body, of per [...]

    2. A comprehensive look at the diverse philosophical writings of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Landes argues the the paradoxes of expression are a thread tying Merleau-Ponty's entire oeuvre together.

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