Phenomenological Reviews

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Anya Daly

pp. 1-35


Merleau-Ponty is arguably one of the pre-eminent twentieth-century philosophers. His work is increasingly regarded as "classic', not in the sense that its relevance is anchored in a remote time, nor that its concerns and strategies are classifiable in terms of a fixed style, but more in the opposite sense that it continues to speak to and challenge philosophers and thinkers today, opening up new paths of investigation. Even in France his work is belatedly experiencing a renaissance. Despite the delayed recognition of his enduring significance by the French Académie, some French philosophers have long championed the importance of his work—notably, Renaud Barbaras, Françoise Dastur, Emmanuel de Saint Aubert, Étienne Bimbinet to name a few. The extraordinary prescience of his philosophical insights conjoined with the broad range of his engagements spanning not only philosophy but also psychology, aesthetics, politics, physics and the natural sciences has led to a burgeoning recognition of his relevance to diverse fields. Among these are neuroscience, social cognition, dance, developmental psychology, social psychology, critical theory, sports science, aesthetics, artificial intelligence, play, feminist philosophy, language, environmental philosophy and most recently ethics.

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Daly Anya (2016) Merleau-Ponty and the ethics of intersubjectivity. New York, Palgrave Macmillan.

Pages: 1-35

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-52744-8_1

Full citation:

Daly Anya (2016) Introduction, In: Merleau-Ponty and the ethics of intersubjectivity, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 1–35.