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Philosophy Textbook of the Month, November 2011

Keeping with the theme of Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenology of Perception, our Textbook of the Month is the Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenology of Perception, by Komarine Romdenh-Romluc. Find out more here...

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908 – 1961) is hailed as one of the key philosophers of the twentieth century. Phenomenology of Perception is his most famous and influential work, and an essential text for anyone seeking to understand phenomenology. In this GuideBook, Komarine Romdenh-Romluc introduces and assesses:

  • Merleau-Ponty’s life and the background to his philosophy
  • the key themes and arguments of Phenomenology of Perception
  • the continuing importance of Merleau-Ponty’s work to philosophy.

Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenology of Perception is an ideal starting point for anyone coming to his great work for the first time. It is essential reading for students of Merleau-Ponty, phenomenology and related subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

'An excellent book. Written in an inviting, jargon-free style, it offers sophisticated argumentation and illuminating commentary on the central philosophical issues at stake in Phenomenology of Perception, without descending into technicalities of interest only to specialists.' – Taylor Carman, Barnard College, USA

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