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Published: 20 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394440-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9444-0
... actually enables the very strategies that Irigaray herself so cleverly deploys. What I hope to offer in my dilation on this ‘‘conversation’’ between Irigaray and Maurice Merleau-Ponty is an illustration of how feminism’s identity, indeed, all identity, is necessarily fragile and contingent, and why femi...
Published: 16 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374930-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7493-0
... This chapter turns to flesh’s appearance in European philosophy in the mid-twentieth century, foregrounding the figure of flesh in Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s writings. His philosophy moves from discussions of incarnation to the body to flesh. For Merleau-Ponty, the incarnation implies an...
Published: 16 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374930-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7493-0
... This chapter turns to flesh’s appearance in European philosophy in the mid-twentieth century, foregrounding the figure of flesh in Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s writings. His philosophy moves from discussions of incarnation to the body to flesh. For Merleau-Ponty, the incarnation implies an...
Published: 05 June 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394563-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9456-3
... that insists upon embodied perception and socially habituated practices. Douglass’s expla- nations of the role of pictures in relation to appearance, experience, and truth are presciently similar to ideas developed in the much later work by the philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Such...
Published: 05 June 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394563-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9456-3
... Bondage and My Freedom (Douglass), Merleau-Ponty, Maurice, 44; on the 50, 253 index  381 naacP, 180, 291, 297n44 “The Old Cabin” (Dunbar), 189, 190f Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Truth), Olivier, Sidney, 277 83–86; “Ar’n’t I a...
Published: 05 June 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394563-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9456-3
... manipulability of such) and the effect that one’s embeddedness in Merleau- Ponty’s “flesh of the world” has on the same17—was in many ways necessary in order to (re)consolidate a notion of an ordered “reality” based in “natural” and “eternal” truths dur- ing a moment in which white men’s dominance over...
Published: 05 June 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394563-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9456-3
...- Century American Literature. Durham: Duke University Press, 2000. Merleau- Ponty, Maurice. “Eye and Mind.” The Primacy of Perception. Translated by Carleton Dallery. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1961. Phenomenology of Perception. 1962. Translated by Colin Smith. London...
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By Maurice O. Wallace
Published: 22 May 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822383796-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8379-6
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375791-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7579-1
... This chapter discusses the performative character of France’s liberation from German occupation. It analyzes writings by Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Albert Camus expressive of their hopes for transforming the French state into a socialist workers’ democracy after the war. It...
Published: 19 August 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392996-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9299-6
..., to grasp matter’s dynamic and sometimes resis- tant capacities, without relying upon mysticisms derived from animism, religion, or romanticism? In this essay I draw on elements of Maurice Merleau- Ponty’s pursuit of a new ontology as a way to approach such questions, albeit with some...
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By Vicki Kirby
Published: 20 July 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9444-0
... Interpretations of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, edited by D. Olkowski and G. Weiss (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006), 127–45, reproduced with permission from Pennsylvania State University Press. ...
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By Vicki Kirby
Published: 20 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394440-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9444-0
..., and Eugenio Donato, eds. 1970. The Languages of Criticism and the Sciences of Man: The Structuralist Controversy. Baltimore: Johns Hop- kins University Press. Maturana, Humberto, and Francisco Varela. 1992. The Tree of Knowledge. Bos- ton: Shambhala Publications. Merleau-Ponty, Maurice...
Published: 19 August 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392996-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9299-6
... William E. Connolly Materialities of Experience I seek to come to terms with the materiality of percep- tion by placing Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michel Foucault, and Gilles Deleuze into conversations with each other and all of them with recent work in neuroscience. The first conversation...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822392521-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9252-1
... from Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s late work, “Eye and Mind” (1961), and his posthumously published study, The Visible and the Invisible (1964). In striving to overcome the separation of mind and body, phenome- nology proposes that perception is embodied erception, p and conscious- ness...
Published: 30 November 2012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9490-7
... scholars and thinkers from across the humanities. I am particularly grateful to Denise Riley for encouraging me to take hold of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s work and not let go. I am putting the final touches on this manuscript in the wonderful academic haven that is the Center for Advanced Studies in the...
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By Denise Riley
Published: 18 March 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386780-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8678-0
... Essays (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2001); Samuel Beckett, ‘‘Texts for Nothing in Samuel Beckett: The Complete Short Prose 1929–1989, ed. S. E. Gontarski (New York: Grove Press, 1995); Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenologyof Perception, trans. Colin Smith (Atlan- tic Highlands, N.J...
Published: 01 January 2009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9081-7
... the body that we learn to distinguish between our senses. maurice merleau-ponty There is nothing quite like the sensation that accompanies an idea. The idea doesn’t have to be particularly sophisticated, or even elabo- rate. It can be as simple as figuring out exactly the right gift to...
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By Vicki Kirby
Published: 20 July 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394440-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9444-0
..., 76, 83, 96, 114, originary humanicity 117 human subjectivity, 44–48, 56–57; mathematical ontology, 27, 49, 59, 63 displacement of, 63, 66, 72–75, 80– mathesis naturalis, 48, 56–57, 66 81, 84–88, 91, 95, 98, 115, 118, 135, Merleau-Ponty, Maurice: the flesh, 145 n. 5. See...
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By Sara Ahmed
Published: 13 November 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388074-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8807-4
... Phenomenological Philosophy, Second Book, translated by Richard Rojcewicz and André Schuwer. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2002. ‘‘The World of the Living Present and the Constitution of the Surrounding World that Is Outside the Flesh In Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Husserl at the Limits...
Published: 28 July 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376903-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7690-3
..., everything which figures there, even as divergence and a certain absence. —Maurice MerleauPonty, Signs The negative becomes the thunderbolt and lightning of a power...