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Rasmus Thybo Jensen
University of Tokyo
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I argue that Merleau-Ponty’s use of the case of Schneider in his arguments for the existence of non-conconceptual and non-representational motor intentionality contains a problematic methodological ambiguity. Motor intentionality is both to be revealed by its perspicuous preservation and by its contrastive impairment in one and the same case. To resolve the resulting contradiction I suggest we emphasize the second of Merleau-Ponty’s two lines of argument. I argue that this interpretation is the one in best accordance both with Merleau-Ponty’s general methodology and with the empirical case of Schneider as it was described by Gelb and Goldstein.
Keywords Merleau-Ponty  motor intentionality  Hubert Dreyfus  John McDowell  Sean Kelly
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DOI 10.1007/s11097-009-9122-x
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