Merleau-Ponty and Derrida : intertwining embodiment and alterity

Jack Reynolds

While There Have Been Many Essays devoted to comparing the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty with that of Jacques Derrida, there has been no sustained book-length treatment of these two French philosophers. Additionally, many of the essays presuppose an oppositional relationship between them, and between phenomenology and deconstruction more generally. Jack Reynolds systematically explores their relationship by analyzing each philosopher in terms of two important and related issues - embodiment and alterity. Focusing on areas with which they are not commonly associated (e.g., Derrida on the body and Merleau-Ponty on alterity) makes clear that their work cannot be adequately characterized in a strictly oppositional way. Merleau-Ponty and Derrida: Intertwining Embodiment and Alterity proposes the possibility of a Merleau-Ponty-inspired philosophy that does not so avowedly seek to extricate itself from phenomenology, but that also cannot easily be dismissed as simply another instantiation of the metaphysics of presence. Reynolds argues that there are salient ethicopolitical reasons for choosing an alternative that accords greater attention to our embodied situation. As the first full-length monograph comparing the philosophers, Merleau-Ponty and Derrida will interest scholars and students in European philosophy and teachers of courses dealing with deconstruction.

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書名 Merleau-Ponty and Derrida : intertwining embodiment and alterity
著作者等 Reynolds, Jack
Reynolds Dr. Jack
シリーズ名 Series in continental thought
出版元 Ohio University Press
刊行年月 c2004
ページ数 xix, 233 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0821415921
NCID BA71798394
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国