The logos of the sensible world : Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological philosophy /

This volume of the collected writings of John Sallis presents a two-semester lecture course on Maurice Merleau-Ponty given at Duquesne University from 1970 to 1971. Devoted primarily to a close reading of the French philosopher's magnum opus, Phenomenology of Perception, the course begins with...

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Author / Creator: Sallis, John, 1938- (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Rojcewicz, Richard, editor.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2019.
Series:Collected writings of John Sallis ; volume III/10.
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Summary:This volume of the collected writings of John Sallis presents a two-semester lecture course on Maurice Merleau-Ponty given at Duquesne University from 1970 to 1971. Devoted primarily to a close reading of the French philosopher's magnum opus, Phenomenology of Perception, the course begins with a detailed analysis of The Structure of Behavior. The central topics considered in the lectures include the functions of the phenomenological body; beyond realism and idealism; the structures of the lived world; spatiality, temporality, language, sexuality; and perception and knowledge. Sallis illuminates Merleau-Ponty's first two works and offers a thread to follow through developments in his later essays. Merleau-Ponty's notion of the primacy of perception and his claim that "the end of a philosophy is the account of its beginning" are woven throughout the lectures. For Sallis's part, these lectures are foundational for his extended engagement with Merleau-Ponty's The Visible and the Invisible, which was published in Sallis's Phenomenology and the Return to Beginnings
A presentation of the two-semester lecture course on Merleau-Ponty given at Duquesne University from 1970 to 1971 by the esteemed American philosopher. <br> <br> <br> <br> Devoted primarily to a close reading of the French philosopher's magnum opus, Phenomenology of Perception , this course begins with a detailed analysis of The Structure of Behavior . The central topics considered in the lectures include the functions of the phenomenological body; beyond realism and idealism; the structures of the lived world; spatiality, temporality, language, sexuality; and perception and knowledge. Sallis illuminates Merleau-Ponty's first two works and offers a thread to follow through developments in his later essays. Merleau-Ponty's notion of the primacy of perception and his claim that "the end of a philosophy is the account of its beginning" are woven throughout the lectures. For Sallis's part, these lectures are foundational for his extended engagement with Merleau-Ponty's The Visible and the Invisible , which was published in Sallis's Phenomenology and the Return to Beginnings .<br> <br> <br> <br> "Sallis has managed to write a review that is accessible and makes only modest demands on the reader. This is an ideal resource for nonspecialists and for those who want a straightforward, relatively brief treatment of Merleau-Ponty's important book . . . Highly recommended." -- Choice
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ISBN:9780253040466
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John Sallis is Frederick J. Adelmann Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. He is author of more than 20 books, including Light Traces , The Return of Nature , and The Figure of Nature .

Richard Rojcewicz is Scholar-in-Residence in the Philosophy Department at Duquesne University, the translator of several works by Martin Heidegger, and author of The Gods and Technology: A Reading of Heidegger .