Tracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Biology, and Ontology by Véronique M. FótiTracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Biology, and Ontology by Véronique M. Fóti

Tracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Biology, and Ontology

byVéronique M. Fóti

Paperback | May 31, 2013

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The French philosopher Renaud Barbaras remarked that late in Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s career, “The phenomenology of perception fulfills itself as a philosophy of expression.” In Tracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Biology, and Ontology, Véronique M. Fóti addresses the guiding yet neglected theme of expression in Merleau-Ponty’s thought. She traces Merleau-Ponty’s ideas about how individuals express creative or artistic impulses through his three essays on aesthetics, his engagement with animality and the “new biology” in the second of his lecture courses on nature of 1957–58, and in his late ontology, articulated in 1964 in the fragmentary text of Le visible et l’invisible (The Visible and the Invisible). With the exception of a discussion of Merleau-Ponty’s 1945 essay “Cezanne’s Doubt,” Fóti engages with Merleau-Ponty’s late and final thought, with close attention to both his scientific and philosophical interlocutors, especially the continental rationalists. Expression shows itself, in Merleau-Ponty’s thought, to be primordial, and this innate and fundamental nature of expression has implications for his understanding of artistic creation, science, and philosophy.

Véronique M. Fóti is a professor of philosophy at the Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of Epochal Discordance: Hölderlin’s Philosophy of Tragedy (2006), Vision’s Invisibles: Philosophical Explorations (2003), and Heidegger and the Poets: Poiēsis, Sophia, Technē (1995), and the edito...
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Title:Tracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Biology, and OntologyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:184 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.9 inShipping dimensions:184 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.9 inPublished:May 31, 2013Publisher:Northwestern University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810129000

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