Body and World in Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze

Studia Phaenomenologica 12:181-209 (2012)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

To compare Merleau-Ponty’s and Deleuze’s phenomenal bodies, I first examine how for Merleau-Ponty phenomena appear on the basis of three levels of integration: 1) between the parts of the world, 2) between the parts of the body, and 3) between the body and its world. I contest that Deleuze’s attacks on phenomenology can be seen as constructive critiques rather than as being expressions of an anti-phenomenological position. By building from Deleuze’s definition of the phenomenon and from his more phenomenologically relevant writings, we find that phenomena for him are given to the body under exactly the opposite conditions as for Merleau-Ponty, namely that 1) the world’s differences 2) appear to a disordered body that 3) comes into shocking affective contact with its surroundings. I argue that a Deleuzian theory of bodily-given phenomena is better suited than Merleau-Ponty’s model in the task of accounting for the intensity of phenomenal appearings

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,264

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Body.David Morris - 2008 - In Rosalyn Diprose & Jack Reynolds (eds.), Merleau-ponty: Key Concepts. Acumen Publishing. pp. 111-120.
Image and ontology in Merleau-Ponty.Trevor Perri - 2013 - Continental Philosophy Review 46 (1):75-97.
Daoism and the Later Merleau-Ponty on Body.Wing-Cheuk Chan - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 51:3-9.
Inside/outside: Merleau-ponty/yoga.Sundar Sarukkai - 2002 - Philosophy East and West 52 (4):459-478.
Deleuze and Merleau-Ponty: Immanence, Univocity and Phenomenology.Jack Reynolds & Jon Roffe - 2006 - Journal of the British Society of Phenomenology 37 (3):228-51.
Sartre on the phenomenal body and Merleau-ponty's critique.M. C. Dillon - 1974 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 5 (2):144-158.

Analytics

Added to PP
2013-09-04

Downloads
304 (#39,335)

6 months
4 (#183,661)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references