Signs by MAURICE MERLEAU-PONTYSigns by MAURICE MERLEAU-PONTY

Signs

byMAURICE MERLEAU-PONTYTranslated byRichard C. McCleary

Paperback | January 1, 1964

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"Speech is a way of tearing out a meaning from an undivided whole."
Thus does Maurice Merleau-Ponty describe speech in this collection of his important writings on the philosophy of expression, composed during the last decade of his life. For him, expression is a category of human behavior and existence much broader than language alone. He maintains that man is essentially expressive, even prior to speaking: in his silence, gestures, and lived behavior.
Maurice Merleau-Ponty (French pronunciation: [mɔʁis mɛʁlopɔ̃ti]) (14 March 1908 – 3 May 1961) was a French phenomenological philosopher, strongly influenced by Karl Marx, Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger in addition to being closely associated with Jean-Paul Sartre (who later stated he had be...
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Title:SignsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:355 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inShipping dimensions:355 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 inPublished:January 1, 1964Publisher:Northwestern University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810102536

ISBN - 13:9780810102538

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