Merleau-Ponty and the Face of the World: Silence, Ethics, by Glen A. Mazis PDF

By Glen A. Mazis

ISBN-10: 1438462301

ISBN-13: 9781438462301

ISBN-10: 143846231X

ISBN-13: 9781438462318

Assesses Merleau-Ponty’s contribution to ethics as calling for a poetic interaction among conception and mind's eye, and among silence and team spirit, that finds our position on this planet, and our responsibilities to ourselves and others.

Before his dying in 1961, Merleau-Ponty apprehensive approximately what he observed as humanity’s more and more self-enclosed and manipulative approach of experiencing self, others, and the world—the results of which stay obvious in our damaging lack of ability to hook up with others inside of and throughout cultures. In Merleau-Ponty and the Face of the World, Glen A. Mazis presents an total attention of Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy that brings out what he sees as a corrective prescription for moral reorientation that's primary to Merleau-Ponty’s proposal. Mazis starts via studying the foremost function that silence performs for Merleau-Ponty as a good, robust presence instead of an absence or vacancy, after which builds in this to discover the moral value of the face-to-face come upon in his proposal as considered one of team spirit instead of legal responsibility. within the final a part of the publication, Mazis strains the improvement of what he calls “physiognomic mind's eye” in Merleau-Ponty’s paintings. This realizing of mind's eye isn't really fancy or make-believe, yet really brings out the depths of perceptual that means and ends up in an appreciation of poetic language because the key to revitalizing either ethics and ontology. Drawing on Merleau-Ponty’s released works, lecture notes, unpublished writings, and the paintings of many phenomenologists and Merleau-Ponty students, Mazis additionally bargains incisive readings of Merleau-Ponty’s paintings because it pertains to that of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Gaston Bachelard, and Emmanuel Levinas.

Glen A. Mazis is Professor of Philosophy and arts at Penn country Harrisburg. he's the writer of Earthbodies: Rediscovering Our Planetary Senses and Humans, Animals, Machines: Blurring Boundaries, either additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

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