Ontology and Alterity in Merleau-Ponty

Ontology and Alterity in Merleau Ponty In this work leading Merleau Ponty scholars state and interpret the philosopher s later ontology of flesh and reversibility some defending and some challenging its accommodation of alterity and diff

  • Title: Ontology and Alterity in Merleau-Ponty
  • Author: Galen A. Johnson Michael B. Smith
  • ISBN: 9780810108738
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this work, leading Merleau Ponty scholars state and interpret the philosopher s later ontology of flesh and reversibility, some defending and some challenging its accommodation of alterity and difference Claude Lefort s seminal lecture criticizing Merleau Ponty s treatment of otherness in The Visible and the Invisible and two previously untranslated essays by EmmanualIn this work, leading Merleau Ponty scholars state and interpret the philosopher s later ontology of flesh and reversibility, some defending and some challenging its accommodation of alterity and difference Claude Lefort s seminal lecture criticizing Merleau Ponty s treatment of otherness in The Visible and the Invisible and two previously untranslated essays by Emmanual Levinas shape this dialogue on reversibility, reciprocity, symmetry, and asymmetry in self other relationships extending across ethics, politics, epistemology, and child development The contributors respond to Lefort s and Levinas s critiques and expand the discussion to Merleau Ponty s other works and his relation to Derrida and Hegel.

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