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Phenomenology of Perception (Routledge Classics)

Phenomenology of Perception (Routledge Classics)
Author: Maurice Merleau-Ponty
ISBN 13: 9780415278416
ISBN 10: 415278414
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2002-05-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $25.95

Challenging and rewarding in equal measure, Phenomenology of Perception is Merleau-Ponty's most famous work. Impressive in both scope and imagination, it uses the example of perception to return the body to the forefront of philosophy for the first time since Plato. Drawing on case studies such as brain-damaged patients from the First World War, Merleau-Ponty brilliantly shows how the body plays a crucial role not only in perception but in speech, sexuality and our relation to others.

Andy Clarke

The work of Merleau-Ponty has never been more timely, or had more to teach us. Essential reading for anyone who cares about the embodied mind.