By Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Patricia Allen Dreyfus
Written among 1945 and 1947, the essays in experience and Non-Sense supply a good advent to Merleau-Ponty's notion. They summarize his past insights and show their widest diversity of application-in aesthetics, ethics, politics, and the sciences of guy. each one essay opens new views to man's look for cause. the 1st a part of feel and Non-Sense, "Arts," is worried with Merleau-Ponty's strategies of conception, that have been complicated in his significant philosophical treatise, Phenomenology of belief. the following the research is concentrated and enriched in descriptions of the perceptual international of Czanne, the come upon with the opposite as expressed within the novels of Simone de Beauvoir and Sartre, and the gestalt caliber of expertise introduced out within the movie paintings shape. within the moment half, "Ideas," Merleau-Ponty indicates how the types of the phenomenology of conception may be understood as an outgrowth of the behavioral sciences and the way a version of lifestyles in response to belief sensitizes us to the insights and boundaries of prior philosophies and indicates confident criticisms of latest philosophy. The 3rd half, "Politics," clarifies the political dilemmas dealing with intellectuals in postwar France.