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Perception and its Development in Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology

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2017.11.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kirsten Jacobson and John Russon (eds.), Perception and its Development in Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology, University of Toronto Press, 2017, 373pp., $75.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781487501280. Reviewed by Dimitris Apostolopoulos, University of Notre Dame In the words of its editors, this volume aims to “illuminate, defend, and expand on the insights developed in Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception” (‘A Note on Citations’). It has four parts: ‘Passivity and Intersubjectivity’ (I); ‘Generality and Objectivity’ (II); ‘Meaning and Ambiguity’ (III); and ‘Expression’ (IV). To give a sense of the range of topics covered, and their philosophical and textual scope, I will review contributions from each of its parts, before making some broader observations. The volume opens with a contribution from John Russon on the relations among attention, freedom, and passivity (themes that the ‘Introduction’ claimed were. . .

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