David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
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 ethico-political reasons for choosing an alternative that accords greater attention to our embodied situation.
|Keywords||Merleau-Ponty Derrida phenomenology poststructuralism body intersubjectivity|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$21.65 used (57% off) $34.99 new (30% off) $49.95 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Augusto Riveros (2012). Beyond Collaboration: Embodied Teacher Learning and the Discourse of Collaboration in Education Reform. [REVIEW] Studies in Philosophy and Education 31 (6):603-612.
Eva Johansson & Gunvor Løkken (2013). Sensory Pedagogy: Understanding and Encountering Children Through the Senses. Educational Philosophy and Theory 46 (8):1-12.
Similar books and articles
Cecilia Sjöholm (2000). Crossing Lovers: Luce Irigaray's Elemental Passions. Hypatia 15 (3):92-112.
Cecilia Sjöholm (2000). Crossing Lovers: Luce Irigaray's Elemental Passions. Hypatia 15 (3):92 - 112.
David Morris (2008). Body. In Rosalyn Diprose & Jack Reynolds (eds.), Merleau-ponty: Key Concepts. Acumen Publishing 111-120.
Jack Reynolds (2002). Habituality and Undecidability: A Comparison of Merleau-Ponty and Derrida on the Decision. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 10 (4):449 – 466.
Ann V. Murphy (2010). “All Things Considered:” Sensibility and Ethics in the Later Merleau-Ponty and Derrida. Continental Philosophy Review 42 (4):435-447.
Jack Reynolds (2008). Touched by Time: Some Critical Reflections on Derrida's Engagement with Merleau-Ponty in le Toucher. Sophia 47 (3):311-25.
Glen Mazis (1997). Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, and Joyce's Ulysses: Is Derrida Really Bloom, Merleau-Ponty Dedalus, and Who Can Say 'Yes" to Molly? In M. C. Dillon (ed.), Ecart and Differance: Merleau-Ponty and Derrida on Seeing and Writing. Humanities
Ronald Bruzina (2007). Merleau-Ponty and Derrida: Intertwining Embodiment and Alterity. Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (2):339-340.
Jack Reynolds (2004). Possible and Impossible, Self and Other, and the Reversibility of Merleau-Ponty and Derrida. Philosophy Today 48 (1):35-49.
Jack Reynolds (2002). Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, and the Alterity of the Other. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 6 (1):63-78.
Added to index2009-03-16
Total downloads77 ( #55,418 of 1,907,187 )
Recent downloads (6 months)17 ( #38,367 of 1,907,187 )
How can I increase my downloads?