Maurice Merleau-Ponty

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Born14 March 1908
Rochefort-sur-Mer, Charente-Maritime, Fraunce
Died3 Mey 1961(1961-05-03) (aged 53)
Paris, Fraunce
Alma materÉcole Normale Supérieure
Era20t-century filosofie
RegionWastren filosofie
Existential phenomenology
Embodied phenomenology[1]
Western Marxism
Main interests
Psychology, embodiment, metapheesics, perception, Gestalt theory, epistemology, filosofie o airt, Wastren Marxism
Notable ideas
Phenomenology o perception, anonymous collectivity,[4] motor intentionality,[5][6] the flesh o the warld, "the perceivin mynd is an incarnatit mynd,"[7] chiasm (chiasme), distinction atween wirds as gesturs havin sedimentit meanin an spoken wirds as gesturs havin existential meanin,[8] invagination

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (French: [mɔʁis mɛʁlo pɔ̃ti]; 14 Mairch 1908 – 3 Mey 1961) wis a French phenomenological philosopher, strangly influenced bi Edmund Husserl an Martin Heidegger.

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  1. Rasmus Thybo Jensen, Dermot Moran (eds.), The Phenomenology of Embodied Subjectivity, Springer, 2014, p. 292; Douglas Low, Merleau-Ponty in Contemporary Context, Transaction Publishers, 2013, p. 21; Jack Reynolds, Merleau-Ponty and Derrida: Intertwining Embodiment and Alterity, Ohio University Press, 2004, p. 192.
  2. Alan D. Schrift (2006), Twentieth-Century French Philosophy: Key Themes And Thinkers, Blackwell Publishing, p. 46: "While Merleau-Ponty saw structuralism and phenomenology as compatible, with the former providing an objective analysis of underlying social structures that would complement the latter’s description of lived experience, the structuralists themselves were much less convinced of the need for or value of phenomenology as they engaged in their various structuralist inquiries."
  3. Lawrence Hass & Dorothea Olkoskwi, Rereading Merleau-Ponty: Essays Beyond the Continental-Analytic Divide, Humanity Books, 2000: "Merleau-Ponty's thought — arguably, the first genuinely poststructuralist philosophy..."
  4. Martin C. Dillon, Merleau-Ponty Vivant, SUNY Press, 1991, p. 63.
  5. Evan Thompson, Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind, Harvard University Press, 2007, p. 313.
  6. Mark A. Wrathall, Jeff E. Malpas (eds), Heidegger, Coping, and Cognitive Science - Volume 2, MIT Press, 2000 , p. 167.
  7. Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Primacy of Perception, Northwestern University Press, 1964, p. 3.
  8. Richard L. Lanigan, Speaking and Semiology: Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenological Theory of Existential Communication, Walter de Gruyter, 1991, p. 49.
  9. Merleau-Ponty, M., 2002, Phenomenology of Perception, Colin Smith (tr.), New York: Routledge and Kegan Paul, pp. 66–68.
  10. Dermot Moran, "Husserl's transcendental philosophy and the critique of naturalism" (2008), p. 20.
  11. Lester Embree, "Merleau-Ponty's Examination of Gestalt Psychology", Research in Phenomenology, Vol. 10 (1980): pp. 89–121.
  12. Maurice Merleau-Ponty - Biography at
  13. Lacan, Jacques. "The Split between the Eye and the Gaze" (1964).