Tag Archives: Merleau-Ponty

Three Events at Duquesne

If you’re a fan of Schelling, Merleau-Ponty, or Levinas (or all three together) then Duquesne University is the place to be in 2013. Duquesne will host the following events: Pittsburgh Summer Symposium in Contemporary Philosophy (Schelling and Naturphilosophie), August 5-9 … Continue reading

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phenomenology of perception on its way

Awhile back I wondered aloud about where the new translation of Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception was. Well, the Routledge table had a few copies on sale at the APA Eastern, so it exists in some bound form (at least in some … Continue reading

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the phenomenology of perception returns

According to a message on Routledge’s Twitter page, the new translation of Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception will be out later this month.

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reflection on a step

Yesterday I finally made it to McConnells Mill state park, where I enjoyed a spectacular 12.4 mile hike on the most pleasant day of this September. The hike, which follows the Western side of the Slippery Rock Gorge, begins at … Continue reading

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merleau-ponty talks about objects

Via the Continental Philosophy Bulletin Board, here’s some audio (taken from YouTube) of Merleau-Ponty discussing sensible objects. The audio is in French, but there are English subtitles included.

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reading mead

In anticipation of reading some stuff by Andy Clark and Alva Noe, I picked up George Herbert Mead’s Mind, Self, and Society. Only a few pages in, the connections with Merleau-Ponty are already emerging. This is not surprising, given that … Continue reading

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apa talk

Here’s the information for my APA Central talk.

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where’s the new phenomenology of perception?

Several years ago we caught wind of a new translation of Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception, which was undertaken by Sean Kelly. He was blogging about the experience here until the blog went defunct. If I remember correctly, there were some … Continue reading

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do objects assail or beckon us?

I can’t recall right now (and I don’t feeling like looking it up) where Merleau-Ponty says that objects, or their sense, meet our gaze with a ‘vague beckoning’? He also uses the term ‘solicitation’ at places to denote how object … Continue reading

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earning your realism

Recently Crispin Sartwell expressed his sympathies with the Speculative Realism movement. Now, a critic at Minds and Brains has called into question the very legitimacy and ‘maturity’ of SR. Harman replies to the critic here, and I want to echo … Continue reading

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