Merleau-Ponty’s Reading of Husserl

  • Ted Toadvine
  • Lester Embree

Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 45)

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Introduction

Merleau-Ponty's Reading of Husserl explores the relationship between two of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century: Edmund Husserl, the father of modern phenomenology, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, considered by many to be his greatest philosophical heir. While Merleau-Ponty's influence on the dissemination and reception of Husserl's thought is indisputable, unresolved questions remain concerning the philosophical projects of these two thinkers: Does phenomenology first reach its true potential in Merleau-Ponty's hands, guided by his appreciation of the tacit goals underlying Husserl's philosophical project? Or is Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology a creative but ultimately misdirected appropriation of Husserl's work? In this volume, the first devoted to a comparison of the work of these two philosophers, ten leading scholars draw on the latest research and newly available manuscripts to offer novel insights into Merleau-Ponty's reading of Husserl - with implications for our understanding of phenomenology's significance, its method, and the future of philosophy.

Keywords

Edmund Husserl Maurice Merleau-Ponty phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ted Toadvine
    • 1
  • Lester Embree
    • 2
  1. 1.Emporia State UniversityEmporiaUSA
  2. 2.Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9944-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5953-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9944-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0923-9545
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