Questions Concerning Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Flesh:

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Questions concerning the transformation of philosophy into phenomenology:


How does the philosophical framework, one inherited from a certain modernist framework – ones that draws attention to the question of verifiability, the absolute grounding of knowledge, and the questions concerning technology – in one moment, appear to continue into the phenomenological argument put forth by Merleau-Ponty, and at another moment, appear to break with and move against it as a subversion against its progenitor? To what extent does the phenomenological system require the seductive and overly confident empirical and early analytic model put forth by the positivists and the early pragmatists? What does the phenomenological mean?

Let us note that this expression has nothing to do with capturing of a given phenomenon and the dissecting it with the tools supplied by a technician or a surgeon. The phenomenological argument is by no means aimed at such an elaboration…

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