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Objections to the reversibility thesis

Anya Daly

pp. 139-172


Merleau-Ponty's reversibility thesis argues that self, other and world are inherently relational, interdependent at the level of ontology. What is at stake in the reversibility thesis is whether it overcomes sceptical objections in ensuring real communication and avoiding solipsism in ensuring real difference; the Other must be a genuine irreducible Other.

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

Pages: 139-172

DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-52744-8_5

Full citation:

Daly Anya (2016) Objections to the reversibility thesis, In: Merleau-Ponty and the ethics of intersubjectivity, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 139–172.