The Thinking of the Sensible: Merleau-Ponty's A-Philosophy

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Juni 2004



In this first English publication of a well-known and widely respected Italian scholar, readers will encounter the preeminent interpreter of the works of Maurice Merleau-Ponty engaged in a dialogue of critical concern to contemporary philosophy. In subtle and sensitive language eminently suited to the style and substance of Merleau-Ponty's own writings, Mauro Carbone fashions four essays around a central theme-the relations of the sensible and the intelligible, and of philosophy and non-philosophy-that occupied Merleau-Ponty in his later work.
An original and innovative interpretation of the ontology of Merleau-Ponty--and themselves a significant contribution to the field of Continental thought--these essays constitute a sustained exploration of what Merleau-Ponty detected, and greeted, as a "mutation within the relations of man and Being," which would provide him with the basis for a new idea of philosophy or "a-philosophy." In lucid, often elegant terms, Carbone analyzes key elements of Merleau-Ponty's thought in relation to Proust's Recherche, Hegel's "Phenomenology of Spirit," the new biology of Von Uexkull, Rimbaud's "Lettre du voyant," and Heidegger's conception of "letting-be." His work clearly demonstrates the vitality of Merleau-Ponty's late revolutionary philosophy by following its most salient, previously unexplored paths. This is essential reading for any scholar with an interest in Merleau-Ponty, in the questions of embodiment, temporality and Nature, or in the possibility of philosophy today.


The Time Of Half-Sleep: Merleau-Ponty Between Husserl And Proust: Lived Time; Time And Subject. "Ad Limina Philosophiae": Merleau-Ponty And The "Introduction" To Hegel's "Phenomenology Of Spirit": What Beginning Of Knowledge?; Which Absolute Knowledge?; What Language For Philosophy?. Nature: Variations On The Theme: Nature And Ontology; Melody And Species; "Voyance"; "Generality Of Things". The Thinking Of The Sensible: The Problem Of The Concept; Letting-Be According To Heidegger And Merleau-Ponty; The Philosophy Of A Baroque World.


Mauro Carbone teaches aesthetics at the State University of Milan in Italy and is editor of the journal "Chiasmi International, Trilingual Studies concerning Merleau-Ponty's Thought." He is highly regarded throughout Europe for his philosophical work, particularly as an editor, translator, and scholar of Merleau-Ponty in relation to Cezanne, Proust, and the post-phenomenological thought.
EAN: 9780810113633
ISBN: 0810113635
Untertitel: 'Northwestern University Studie'. Empfohlen ab 18 Jahre. Second. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2004
Seitenanzahl: 136 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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