Nature and Logos: A Whiteheadian Key to Merleau-Ponty's Fundamental Thought

Nature and Logos: A Whiteheadian Key to Merleau-Ponty's Fundamental Thought

William S. Hamrick, Jan Van der Veken


this can be the 1st book-length account of the way Maurice Merleau-Ponty used yes texts by way of Alfred North Whitehead to boost an ontology in keeping with nature, and the way he may have used different Whitehead texts that he didn't understand in an effort to whole his final ontology. This account is enriched through a number of of Merleau-Ponty’s unpublished writings no longer formerly on hand in English, via the 1st specific therapy of yes works by means of F. W. J. Schelling during displaying how they exerted a considerable impression on either Merleau-Ponty and Whitehead, and via the 1st vast dialogue of Merleau-Ponty’s curiosity within the Stoics’s suggestion of the twofold emblems - the emblems endiathetos and the emblems proforikos. This ebook presents an intensive exploration of the consonance among those philosophers of their mutual wish to triumph over quite a few bifurcations of nature, and of nature from spirit, that haunted philosophy and technological know-how because the 17th century.

“Nature and symbols is without doubt one of the most crucial works on Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy to seem lately. The authors’ erudition and painstaking scholarship tell their unique viewpoint. this can be an integral paintings, a tour-de-force delivering one other very important piece to the puzzle of knowing the occasionally enigmatic later paintings of Merleau-Ponty.” — Duane H. Davis, editor of Merleau-Ponty’s Later Works and Their sensible Implications: The Dehiscence of Responsibility

“This represents a distinct develop in philosophical scholarship. The booklet provides to our curiosity and knowing of Merleau-Ponty and Whitehead.” — Robert Daud, Pasadena urban collage

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