Download E-books Reading Merleau-Ponty: On Phenomenology of Perception PDF

Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception is commonly stated to be essentially the most very important contributions to philosophy of the 20th century. during this quantity, prime philosophers from Europe and North the US study the character and quantity of Merleau-Ponty's success and examine its significance to modern philosophy.

The chapters, such a lot of which have been in particular commissioned for this quantity, hide the valuable facets of Merleau-Ponty's influential paintings. those include:

  • Merleau-Ponty’s debt to Husserl
  • Merleau-Ponty’s belief of philosophy
  • perception, motion and the function of the body
  • consciousness and self-consciousness
  • naturalism and language
  • social ideas and freedom.

Contributors: David Smith, Sean Kelly, Komarine Romdenh-Romluc, Hubert Dreyfus, Mark Wrathall, Thomas Baldwin, Simon Glendinning, Naomi Eilan, Eran Dorfman, Francoise Dastur

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Download E-books The Ethics of Authenticity PDF

By Charles Taylor

in all places we pay attention speak of decline, of a global that used to be higher as soon as, might be fifty years in the past, might be centuries in the past, yet definitely sooner than modernity drew us alongside its doubtful course. whereas a few lament the slide of Western tradition into relativism and nihilism and others have a good time the rage as a freeing type of development, Charles Taylor calls on us to stand the ethical and political crises of our time, and to utilize modernity's demanding situations.

on the middle of the fashionable malaise, in keeping with so much money owed, is the inspiration of authenticity, of self-fulfillment, which turns out to render useless the total culture of universal values and social dedication. even though Taylor acknowledges the hazards linked to modernity's force towards self attention, he's not as fast as others to brush aside it. He demands a freeze on cultural pessimism.

In a dialogue of rules and ideologies from Friedrich Nietzsche to Gail Sheehy, from Allan Bloom to Michel Foucault, Taylor kinds out the great from the dangerous within the glossy cultivation of an genuine self. He units forth the whole community of inspiration and morals that hyperlink our quest for self-creation with our impulse towards self-fashioning, and exhibits how such efforts needs to be performed opposed to an current algorithm, or a gridwork of ethical size. visible by contrast community, our glossy preoccupations with expression, rights, and the subjectivity of human notion display themselves as resources, no longer liabilities.

by means of having a look prior simplistic, one-sided judgments of recent tradition, via distinguishing the great and priceless from the socially and politically perilous, Taylor articulates the promise of our age. His bracing and provocative booklet provides voice to the problem of modernity, and calls on we all to reply to it.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Sartre (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) PDF

This is often probably the most accomplished and up to date surveys of the philosophy of Sartre, through many of the premier interpreters within the usa and Europe. The essays are either expository and unique, and canopy Sartre's writings on ontology, phenomenology, psychology, ethics, and aesthetics, in addition to his paintings on historical past, dedication, and growth; a last part considers Sartre's courting to structuralism and deconstruction. delivering a balanced view of Sartre's philosophy and situating it when it comes to modern developments in Continental philosophy, the quantity exhibits that a few of the issues linked to Lacan, Foucault, Lévi-Strauss, and Derrida are to be present in the paintings of Sartre, now and again as early as 1936. a distinct characteristic of the quantity is the therapy of the lately released and hitherto little studied posthumous works. hence new readers and nonspecialists will locate this the handiest, available consultant to Sartre at the moment on hand. complex scholars and experts will discover a conspectus of modern advancements within the interpretation of Sartre.

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Download E-books The Origin of Time: Heidegger and Bergson (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy) PDF

A serious exam of the connection among the philosophies of Martin Heidegger and Henri Bergson, targeting the crucial factor of time.

the new renewal of curiosity in the philosophy of Henri Bergson has elevated either acceptance of his impression on twentieth-century philosophy and a focus to his dating to phenomenology. in the past, the query of Martin Heidegger’s debt to Bergson has remained principally unanswered. Heidegger’s short dialogue of Bergson in Being and Time is aimed toward explaining why he fails in his makes an attempt to imagine extra greatly approximately time. regardless of this dismissal, an in depth examine Heidegger’s early works facing temporality unearths a sustained engagement with Bergson’s notion. In The starting place of Time, Heath Massey evaluates Heidegger’s critique of Bergson and examines how Bergson’s efforts to reconsider time by way of period count on Heidegger’s personal interpretation of temporality. Massey demonstrates how Heidegger follows Bergson in trying to discover “primordial time” by means of disentangling temporality from spatiality, how he affiliates Bergson with the culture of philosophy that covers up this phenomenon, and the way he overlooks Bergson’s ontological flip in Matter and Memory. via shut readings of early significant works by means of either thinkers, Massey argues that Bergson is a even more radical philosopher with appreciate to time than Heidegger permits.

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Download E-books The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology: An Introduction to Phenomenological Philosophy (Northwestern University Studies in Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy) PDF

By Edmund Husserl

The predicament of ecu Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology, Husserl's final nice paintings, is necessary either for its content material and for the impact it has had on different philosophers. during this booklet, which remained unfinished at his demise, Husserl makes an attempt to forge a union among phenomenology and existentialism.

Husserl offers not just a background of philosophy yet a philosophy of background. As he says partially I, "The real religious struggles of ecu humanity as such take the shape of struggles among the philosophies, that's, among the skeptical philosophies--or nonphilosophies, which preserve the note yet now not the task--and the particular and nonetheless important philosophies. however the energy of the latter is composed within the indisputable fact that they're suffering for his or her precise and actual which means and therefore for the which means of a real humanity."

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Download E-books Hegel's Ladder, Volume 1 PDF

By H. S. Harris

"Hegel's Ladder aspires to be...a 'literal commentary' on Die Phanomenologie des Geistes ...It was once the wakeful aim of my thirty-year fight with Hegel to jot down an explanatory statement at the booklet; and with its of completion I regard my very own 'working' occupation as concluded...The winning behavior of commentators...is based at the normal consensus of opinion that no matter what else it can be, Hegel's Phenomenology isn't the logical 'science' that he believed it was once. this can be the obtained view that i need to overthrow. but when i'm correct, then an acceptably non-stop chain of argument, paragraph by means of paragraph, should be discoverable within the text." -- from the Preface.

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Download E-books Difficult Freedom: Essays on Judaism (Johns Hopkins Jewish Studies) PDF

By Emmanuel Levinas

Jean Paul Sartre hailed him because the thinker who brought France to Husserl and Heidegger. Derrida has paid him homage as "master" An unique thinker who combines the insights of phenomenological research with these of Jewish spirituality, Emmanuel Levinas has confirmed to be of awesome significance within the background of recent suggestion. accumulating Levinas's vital writings on faith, tricky Freedom contributes to a starting to be debate concerning the importance of religion-particularly Judaism and Jewish spiritualism-in eu philosophy. subject matters contain ethics, aesthetics, politics, messianism, Judaism and ladies, and Jewish-Christian relatives, in addition to the paintings of Spinoza, Hegel, Heidegger, Franz Rosenzweig, Simone Weil, and Jules Issac.

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Download E-books Exemplarity and Chosenness: Rosenzweig and Derrida on the Nation of Philosophy (Cultural Memory in the Present) PDF

By Dana Hollander

Exemplarity and Chosenness is a mixed examine of the philosophies of Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) and Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) that explores the query: How may well we account for the potential of philosophy, of universalism in considering, with out denying that every one pondering is additionally idiomatic and specific? The ebook lines Derrida's curiosity during this subject, quite emphasizing his paintings on "philosophical nationality" and his perception that philosophy is challenged in a different method by way of its specific "national" instantiations and that, conversely, discourses invoking a nationality contain a philosophical ambition, a declare to being "exemplary." Taking as its cue Derrida's readings of German-Jewish authors and his ongoing curiosity in questions of Jewishness, this ebook pairs his philosophy with that of Franz Rosenzweig, who constructed a idea of Judaism for which election is key and who understood chosenness in an "exemplarist" feel as constitutive of human individuality in addition to of the Jews' position in common human history.

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Download E-books Beckett and Phenomenology (Continuum Literary Studies) PDF

By Ulrika Maude, Matthew Feldman

Existentialism and poststructuralism have supplied the 2 major theoretical ways to Samuel Beckett's paintings. those influential philosophical activities, even though, owe an outstanding debt to the phenomenological culture. This quantity, with contributions by way of significant foreign students, examines the exceptional in Beckett's literary worlds, evaluating and contrasting his writing with key figures together with Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. It advances an research of hitherto unexplored phenomenological topics, similar to nausea, immaturity and sleep, in Beckett's paintings. via an exploration of particular thinkers and Beckett's personal creative procedure, it bargains the 1st sustained and accomplished account of Beckettian phenomenology.

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