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Author Whiteside, Kerry H., 1953-

Title Merleau-Ponty and the Foundation of Existential Politics
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (349 pages)
Series Studies in Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy
Studies in moral, political, and legal philosophy.
Summary Drawing on previously unexplored sources, Kerry H. Whiteside presents the political theory of Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961), one of France's best-known twentieth-century philosophers. Whiteside argues that Merleau-Ponty's objective in his political writings was to make existentialism into the foundation for a philosophically consistent mode of political thinking. This study discusses the inadequacies Merleau-Ponty found in the traditional philosophies of empiricism and idealism, and then examines the subject-object dualism that he believed deprived previous forms of existentialism of po
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Subject Merleau-Ponty, Maurice, 1908-1961 -- Political and social views.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1400859735 electronic bk
9781400859733 electronic bk