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Resistance of the Sensible World: An Introduction to Merleau-Ponty

Emmanuel Alloa


A philosophy that was prematurely cut short by the death of its author cannot be criticized for being inconclusive. But there has often been too great a tendency to see the suspension of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s oeuvre as the ultimate expression of a mode of thought whose strength would lie entirely in its incompletion. Rather than treating it as a kind of open-air quarry, from which concepts and arguments could be extracted to one’s liking, this book aims at reconstructing the organic trajectory of a living thought. Drawing both on published works and unpublished manuscripts, Emmanuel Alloa su ... More

Keywords: perception, embodiment, language, ontology, phenomenology, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780823275670
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823275670.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emmanuel Alloa, author
University of St. Gallen