Imagining Bodies (book review) James B. Steeves

Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy of Imagination


271011: either i have read alot of m-p and his ideas have seeped unconsciously into very depths of my thoughts, or this is particularly well written and accessible. or both. i may have a new favorite on m-p, though some previous knowledge is required. i find Sartre, Heidegger, Husserl, even what little read of Bergson, embedded in this work. in a way, this serves as a valuable source of argument with or against the above. i have read this in three sittings, allowing thoughts to rest for a few days each time. this clarifies how much i like m-p, how he valorizes art, how he creates an alternate way of being that does not require radical being and nothingness, rather the more generous visible and invisible, how we are necessarily of the same flesh as the world, how our being calls forth Being. great work.


i have read 37 books on Philosophy this year, 11 on or by Merleau-Ponty, this is the 26th total on or by Merleau-Ponty. how does this work on me with this book? i have learned to respect the art of mime...

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