The Barbarian Principle: Merleau-Ponty, Schelling, and the Question of Nature

2014.06.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jason Wirth describes this book as a collection of essays about the question of nature rather than an effort "merely
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2014.06.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jason Wirth describes this book as a collection of essays about the question of nature rather than an effort "merely to rehearse Merleau-Ponty's greatness or to again announce Schelling's relevance" (15). So although the book largely consists of papers originally presented at a conference in 2005 on the seemingly narrowly defined topic of Merleau-Ponty's appropriation of Schelling in his late lectures at the Collège de France, its scope is anything but narrow. Indeed, it is "an attempt to open up a three-way dialogue among the reader, Merleau-Ponty, and Schelling around the question of Nature against the at least implicit background of the Earth crisis" (16). Not just the introduction, but several other essays make reference to the parlous state in which we earth-dwellers find ourselves... Read More

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