Few Writers Unfinished Works Are Considered Among Their Most Important, But Such Is The Case With Merleau Ponty S The Visible And The Invisible What Exists Of It Is A Mere Beginning, Yet It Bridged Modernism And Postmodernism In Philosophy Low Uses Material From Some Of Merleau Ponty S Later Works As The Basis For Completion Working From This Material And The Philosopher S Own Outline, Low Presents How This Important Work Would Have Looked Had Merleau Ponty Lived To Complete It. 250218 second review again great learn something new, understand certain assertions better by now read a lot somehow on or by m p 71 arguments proliferate, one example is against bergson s asserts that perception is coincidence , collapsing difference, rather than slippage , which promotes ambiguity, closeness, intertwining Being and world , overcoming separation dualities that haunt western philosophy, mind and body etc i think the oneness bergson argues toward is finally identity of self and world as properly mystical and not philosophical there is as always much about perception preceding Being, much about originary style in brute being, much about limitations of certain analytic thoughts such as objectivity in the view from nowhere , there is dispute about atomistic quale , of realism and rationalism both incomplete because they ignore the body of embodied being that is invisible and is armature of any existential phenomenology, this is all fascinating and of course any book that inspires reading another book s is definitely a fivefirst review 130215 i enjoyed this greatly thought yes of course th
Douglas Low s 2000 work on Merleau Ponty is an incredible contribution to the continuing study of M P which I cannot recommend highly enough Anyone familiar with M P s work understands the place of Low in this philosophical community if you re not, look him up Last Vision is a rich source for exploration into M P s later writings, work that has only barely been touched upon in English, even to this d
This was well written and a good overview of Merleau Ponty s later philosophy, but really didn t add much to the discussion of Merleau Ponty s philosophy Overall it is a nice introduction to Merleau Ponty s ontology, but lacks any substantive engagement with the late texts.
- 124 pages
- Merleau-Ponty's Last Vision: A Proposal for the Completion of "The Visible and the Invisible" (SPEP)
- Douglas Low
- 18 October 2018 Douglas Low