By Maurice Merleau-Ponty
First released in 1945, Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s enormous Phénoménologie de l. a. belief signalled the coming of a huge new philosophical and highbrow voice in post-war Europe. Breaking with the present photograph of existentialism and phenomenology on the time, it has turn into one of many landmark works of twentieth-century proposal. This new translation, the 1st for over fifty years, makes this vintage paintings of philosophy on hand to a brand new new release of readers.
Phenomenology of belief stands within the nice phenomenological culture of Husserl, Heidegger, and Sartre. but Merleau-Ponty’s contribution is decisive, as he brings this custom and different philosophical predecessors, really Descartes and Kant, to confront a overlooked measurement of our event: the lived physique and the exceptional global. Charting a daring direction among the reductionism of technology at the one hand and "intellectualism" at the different, Merleau-Ponty argues that we must always regard the physique now not as an insignificant organic or actual unit, yet because the physique which buildings one’s state of affairs and adventure in the world.
Merleau-Ponty enriches his vintage paintings with attractive experiences of well-known circumstances within the historical past of psychology and neurology in addition to phenomena that proceed to attract our recognition, resembling phantom limb syndrome, synaesthesia, and hallucination. This new translation comprises many useful beneficial properties similar to the reintroduction of Merleau-Ponty’s discursive desk of Contents as subtitles into the physique of the textual content, a accomplished Translator’s creation to its major issues, crucial notes explaining keyword phrases of translation, an in depth Index, and a huge updating of Merleau-Ponty’s references to now to be had English translations.
Also integrated is a brand new foreword by means of Taylor Carman and an advent to Merleau-Ponty by Claude Lefort.
Translated through Donald A. Landes.