David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Continental Philosophy Review 43 (4):525-544 (2010)
The chapter on temporality in Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception , is situated in a section titled, “Being-for-Itself and Being-in-the-World.” As such, Merleau-Ponty’s task in the chapter on temporality is to bring these two positions together, in other words, to articulate the manner in which time links the cogito (Being-for-Itself) with freedom (Being-in-the-World). To accomplish this, Merleau-Ponty proposes a subject located at the junction of the for-itself and the in-itself, a subject which has an exterior that makes it possible for others to have an interior. This analysis will take Merleau-Ponty to an impasse where, on the one hand, there appears to be an objective world and the time of objects in that world, and on the other, there is the subject’s notion of events and the passing of time. Referring to Bergson’s notion of time, this essay proposes that there must be a temporal interval between perception, feeling and action in order for the subject to be “temporal by means of an inner necessity,” as Merleau-Ponty prescribes.
|Keywords||Temporality Being-for-itself Being-in-the-world Cogito Freedom Thermodynamics Relativity|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Henri Bergson (2007). Creative Evolution. Palgrave Macmillan.
George Lakoff & Mark Johnson (1999). Philosophy in the Flesh the Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought.
Gilles Deleuze (1994). Difference and Repetition. Athlone Press.
Rene Descartes (2004/2002). Meditations on First Philosophy. Caravan Books.
David Hume (1739/2000). A Treatise of Human Nature. Oxford University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Judith Wambacq (2011). Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Criticism of Bergson's Theory of Time Seen Through The Work of Gilles Deleuze. Studia Phaenomenologica 11 (1):309-325.
Alia Al-Saji (2009). An Absence That Counts in the World: Merleau-Ponty’s Later Philosophy of Time in Light of Bernet’s 'Einleitung'. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 40 (2):207-227.
Alia Al-Saji (2007). The Temporality of Life: Merleau-Ponty, Bergson, and the Immemorial Past. Southern Journal of Philosophy 45 (2):177-206.
William Wilkerson (2010). Time and Ambiguity: Reassessing Merleau-Ponty on Sartrean Freedom. Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (2):pp. 207-234.
Margaret H. Freeman, Crossing the Boundaries of Time: Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology and Cognitive Linguistic Theories.
Stuart F. Spicker (1973). Inner Time and Lived-Through Time: Husserl and Merleau-Ponty. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 4 (October):235-247.
M. C. Dillon (1971). Gestalt Theory and Merleau-Ponty's Concept of Intentionality. Man and World 4 (4):436-459.
Rajiv Kaushik (2008). Architectonic and Myth Time. Studia Phaenomenologica 8:121-139.
Stephen Priest (1998). Merleau-Ponty. Routledge.
Alia Al-Saji (2007). The Temporality of Life. Southern Journal of Philosophy 45 (2):177-206.
Trevor Perri (2013). Image and Ontology in Merleau-Ponty. Continental Philosophy Review 46 (1):75-97.
Jack Reynolds (2008). Touched by Time: Some Critical Reflections on Derrida's Engagement with Merleau-Ponty in le Toucher. Sophia 47 (3):311-25.
David Morris (2008). Body. In Rosalyn Diprose & Jack Reynolds (eds.), Merleau-ponty: Key Concepts. Acumen Publishing 111-120.
Added to index2010-10-27
Total downloads68 ( #60,743 of 1,792,523 )
Recent downloads (6 months)8 ( #102,533 of 1,792,523 )
How can I increase my downloads?