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The Philosophy of Ontological Lateness: Merleau-Ponty and the Task of Thinking

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2018.04.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Keith Whitmoyer, The Philosophy of Ontological Lateness: Merleau-Ponty and the Task of Thinking, Bloomsbury, 2017, 224 pp., $114.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781350003972. Reviewed by Michael R. Kelly, University of San Diego As the work's title suggests, its target audience is scholars who work on Merleau-Ponty's philosophy in relation to twentieth- and twenty-first-century Continental philosophy. The book contains many fine (and fine-grained) analyses of major texts and themes in Merleau-Ponty's philosophy. Whitmoyer puts these analyses in dialogue with reflections on the history of philosophy and classical phenomenology (these seemingly read through the lenses of late Heideggerian and post-Heideggerian French philosophy) as well with figures such as Marcel Proust, Quentin Meillassoux, and Jean Luc Nancy. Though scholars who engage Merleau-Ponty from the tradition of classical phenomenology or analytical philosophy. . .

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