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Maurice Merleau-Ponty


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1. Merleau-Ponty's prospectus 2. Selections from The Structure of Behavior 3. Selections from The Phenomenology of Perception (i) Preface (ii) Part I: The Body (a) Introduction (b) From Chapter 1 - The Body as Object and Mechanistic Physiology (c) From Chapter 3 - The Spatiality of one's own Body and Mobility (iii) Part II: The World as Perceived (a) From introduction (b) From Chapter 1 - Sense-Experience (c) From Chapter 3 - The Thing and the Natural World (d) From Chapter 4 - Other Selves and the Human World (iv) Part III: Being-for-itself and Being-in-the-world (a) Chapter 1 - The Cogito (b) Chapter 3 - Freedom 4. Selection from The Prose of the World Chapter 4 - The Algorithm and the Mystery of Language 5. Selection from The Visible and the Invisible Chapter 4 - The Intertwining - The Chiasm 6. Painting (i) 'Cezanne's Doubt' (ii) 'Eye and Mind' 7. History 'The Crisis of Understanding'.

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Thomas Baldwin is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of York. Recent publications include: The Cambridge History of Philosophy 1870-1945 (2003), and Contemporary Philosophy: Philosophy in English since 1945 (2001); other publications include G.E. Moore (Routledge 1990).


"An invaluable collection. One of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century, Merleau-Ponty has been long overdue for serious philosophical reassessment in the English-speaking world. Here, finally, in a single volume, readers can appreciate the full breadth and subtlety of his groundbreaking work."
-Taylor Carman, Barnard College, Columbia University
"An excellent anthology, which brings out both the range and the depth of one of the twentieth century's most perceptive thinkers."
-Jonathan Ree, editor of "The Kierkegaard Reader (2001)
"This book will make an excellent introduction and guide for professional philosophers, as well as a good course book for undergraduate and postgraduate students."
-Jonathan Webber Sheffield University

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