Understanding Phenomenology

By David R.Cerbone

"Understanding Phenomenology" offers a advisor to 1 of crucial faculties of idea in glossy philosophy. The ebook strains phenomenology's historic improvement, starting with its founder, Edmund Husserl and his "pure" or "transcendental" phenomenology, and carrying on with with the later, "existential" phenomenology of Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. The e-book additionally assesses later, severe responses to phenomenology - from Derrida to Dennett - in addition to the continuing value of phenomenology for philosophy this day. Written for somebody coming to phenomenology for the 1st time, the publication publications the reader throughout the usually bewildering array of technical options and jargon linked to phenomenology and gives transparent causes and valuable examples to motivate and increase engagement with the first texts.

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Phenomenology of Perception

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.

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Experiences of Depression: A Study in Phenomenology (International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry)

By Matthew Ratcliffe

Stories of melancholy is a philosophical exploration of what it really is prefer to be depressed. during this vital new ebook, Matthew Ratcliffe develops a close account of melancholy stories by means of drawing on paintings in phenomenology, philosophy of brain, and a number of other disciplines. In so doing, he makes transparent how phenomenological study can give a contribution to psychiatry, by way of assisting us to higher comprehend patients' reports, in addition to informing category, prognosis, and remedy.

Throughout the booklet, Ratcliffe additionally emphasizes the relevance of melancholy to philosophical enquiry. He proposes that, by means of reflecting on how reviews of melancholy range from 'healthy' kinds of adventure, we will refine our figuring out of either. consequently phenomenological learn of this sort has a lot wider applicability. He additional indicates how the research of melancholy stories can tell philosophical ways to a number subject matters, together with interpersonal figuring out and empathy, free-will, the event of time, the character of emotion and feeling, what it truly is to think anything, and what it truly is to hope.

This ebook can be of curiosity to somebody looking to comprehend and relate to reports of melancholy, together with philosophers, psychiatrists, medical psychologists, therapists, and those that were at once or in some way suffering from melancholy.

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Nature and Logos: A Whiteheadian Key to Merleau-Ponty's Fundamental Thought

By William S. Hamrick, Jan Van der Veken

This is often the 1st book-length account of the way Maurice Merleau-Ponty used yes texts via Alfred North Whitehead to advance an ontology in keeping with nature, and the way he can have used different Whitehead texts that he didn't recognize with a purpose to entire his final ontology. This account is enriched through numerous of Merleau-Ponty’s unpublished writings no longer formerly to be had in English, by way of the 1st designated therapy of convinced works by way of F. W. J. Schelling during exhibiting how they exerted a considerable effect on either Merleau-Ponty and Whitehead, and through the 1st wide dialogue of Merleau-Ponty’s curiosity within the Stoics’s concept of the twofold trademarks - the emblems endiathetos and the emblems proforikos. This publication offers a radical exploration of the consonance among those philosophers of their mutual wish to conquer quite a few bifurcations of nature, and of nature from spirit, that haunted philosophy and technology because the 17th century.

“Nature and emblems is without doubt one of the most vital works on Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy to seem lately. The authors’ erudition and painstaking scholarship tell their unique point of view. this can be an critical paintings, a tour-de-force supplying one other very important piece to the puzzle of knowing the occasionally enigmatic later paintings of Merleau-Ponty.” — Duane H. Davis, editor of Merleau-Ponty’s Later Works and Their useful Implications: The Dehiscence of Responsibility

“This represents a distinct increase in philosophical scholarship. The booklet provides to our curiosity and realizing of Merleau-Ponty and Whitehead.” — Robert Daud, Pasadena urban collage

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The View From Nowhere

By Thomas Nagel

People have the original skill to view the area in a indifferent means: we will take into consideration the realm in phrases that go beyond our personal event or curiosity, and examine the area from a vantage element that's, in Nagel's phrases, "nowhere in particular." while, every one folks is a selected individual in a selected position, each one together with his personal "personal" view of the area, a view that we will be able to realize as only one point of the total. How will we reconcile those standpoints--intellectually, morally, and essentially? To what quantity are they irreconcilable and to what quantity can they be built-in? Thomas Nagel's formidable and vigorous ebook tackles this basic factor, arguing that our divided nature is the foundation of a complete diversity of philosophical difficulties, touching, because it does, each point of human existence. He bargains with its manifestations in such fields of philosophy as: the mind-body challenge, own id, wisdom and skepticism, proposal and fact, unfastened will, ethics, the relation among ethical and different values, the that means of lifestyles, and demise. over the top objectification has been a illness of contemporary analytic philosophy, claims Nagel, it has resulted in unbelievable sorts of reductionism within the philosophy of brain and in other places. the answer isn't to inhibit the objectifying impulse, yet to insist that it learn how to reside along the interior views that can't be both discarded or objectified. Reconciliation among the 2 standpoints, finally, isn't really continually possible.

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