Merleau-Ponty and the Art of Perception

2016.07.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Duane H. Davis and William S. Hamrick (eds.), Merleau-Ponty and the Art of Perception, SUNY Press, 2016, 309pp., $95.00
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2016.07.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Duane H. Davis and William S. Hamrick (eds.), Merleau-Ponty and the Art of Perception, SUNY Press, 2016, 309pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781438459592. Reviewed by Keith Whitmoyer, Pace University At the beginning of his 1958-1959 course, La philosophie aujourd'hui, remarking on our "state of non-philosophy," Merleau-Ponty says, the decadence of philosophy is inessential; it is that of a certain manner of philosophizing (in accordance with substance, subject-object, causality). Philosophy will find aid in poetry, art, etc., in a much closer relationship with them; it will come back to life and will thus reinterpret its own past metaphysics -- which is not past.[1] The task of thinking, which he understood to issue a direct challenge to prevailing dogmas and ideologies, has been abandoned by the "express, official philosophy" that held sway at the time and perhaps still holds sway today.[2] This is the sense in. . .

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