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  1. Merleau-Ponty's Last Vision: A Proposal for the Completion of "the Visible and the Invisible".Douglas Low - 2000 - Northwestern University Press.
    Few writers' unfinished works are considered among their most important, but such is the case with Merleau-Ponty's _The Visible and the Invisible_. What exists of it is a mere beginning, yet it bridged modernism and postmodernism in philosophy. Low uses material from some of Merleau-Ponty's later works as the basis for completion. Working from this material and the philosopher's own outline, Low presents how this important work would have looked had Merleau-Ponty lived to complete it.
     
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    Merleau-Ponty, Ontology, and Ethics.Douglas Low - 2012 - Philosophy Today 56 (1):59-77.
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    Merleau-Ponty and Transcendental Philosophy.Douglas Low - 2013 - Philosophy Today 57 (3):279-294.
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    Merleau-Ponty and the Liberal/Communitarian Debate.Douglas Low - 1997 - Journal of Philosophical Research 22:357-386.
    The main goal of this essay is to bring the works of Merleau-Ponty to bear on the liberal/communitarian debate. His works antedate and in many ways anticipate the themes currently being raised by this debate. I hope to show that Merleau-Ponty comes between liberalism and communitarianism. On the one hand, he supports liberalism’s claim about the importance of individual rights, yet on the other hand, he supports communitarianism by claiming that without certain social and political communities, to which we owe (...)
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    The Continuity Between Merleau-Ponty’s Early and Late Philosophy of Language.Douglas Low - 1992 - Journal of Philosophical Research 17:287-311.
    The primary concem of this essay is the similarity and difference between Merleau-Ponty’s early (Phenomenology of Perception) and late (The Visible and the lnvisible) philosophy of language. While some argue that Merleau-Ponty’s late work breaks with the earlier text and foreshadows poststructuralist and deconstructionist philosophy of language, I argue (with others) that there is no significant break in Merleau-Ponty’s thought. The similarities discovered between the early and late philosophy of language are 1.) that the body opens onto a world that (...)
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    Merleau-Ponty’s Criticism of Heidegger.Douglas Low - 2009 - Philosophy Today 53 (3):273-293.
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    Merleau-Ponty and the Foundations of Multiculturalism.Douglas Low - 1996 - Journal of Philosophical Research 21:377-390.
    I attempt to present Merleau-Ponty here as one of the West’s first multiculturalists. He developed his characteristically balanced position some forty to fifty years ago, and he managed to do so without completely abandoning Western claims of rational justification. What he does abandon is a preestablished reason and its claim to absolute certainty. For Merleau-Ponty, rationality always remains to be established and always remains partial and incomplete. Yet his position does not fall into the skepticism and relativism of most of (...)
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    Merleau Ponty’s Body of Work as a Developing Whole.Douglas Low - 2009 - International Philosophical Quarterly 49 (2):207-227.
    This essay attempts to counter the claim that there is a significant shift or even a break in the body of Merleau-Ponty’s work, one that dramatically moves from a focus on perception to a focus on language. This break proves to be untenable for the following reasons: The early studies of perception do not disregard the importance of language. The later studies of language do not disregard perception and are purposely taken up to help more fully enlighten the importance of (...)
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    Merleau-Ponty's Last Vision: A Proposal for the Completion of the Visible and the Invisible.Douglas Beck Low - 2000 - Northwestern University Press.
    In the book's preface, Low writes: <p" am fully aware that every exposition is an interpretation, and i believe that merleau-ponty was surely aware of this as ...
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    The Foundations of Merleau-Ponty's Ethical Theory.Douglas Low - 1994 - Human Studies 17 (2):173 - 187.
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    Merleau-Ponty on Truth, Language, and Value.Douglas Low - 2001 - Philosophy Today 45 (1):69-76.
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    Merlaeu–Ponty on Scientific Revolutions.Douglas Low - 2002 - Philosophy Today 46 (4):373-383.
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    Merleau-Ponty on Race, Gender, and Anti-Semitism.Douglas Low - 2019 - International Philosophical Quarterly 59 (3):257-275.
    It is frequently remarked that Merleau-Ponty did not write about race, gender, or anti-Semitism. Overall, this is true, but the relatively recent re-publication of his Sorbonne lectures, along with some new materials, shows that his lectures did address the issues of racism, sexism, and anti-Semitism. In addition, Emily Lee’s framing of Merleau-Ponty’s theory of the human body provides a useful way to understand its relationship to race and gender. While humans are fundamentally the same biologically, “secondary biological characteristics” such as (...)
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  14. The Issue of Multiculturalism, Particularly on College Campuses, Can Perhaps Best Be Introduced by Considering its Major Combatants, the Traditionalists and the Relativists. Traditionalists Argue That Universities Should Only Use the Classical Texts of Western Culture (Written Almost Exclusively by White Males), for They Are Based on Reason and Represent the Highest Level of Intellectual and Artistic Achievement. Relativists Argue That the University. [REVIEW]Douglas Low - 1996 - Journal of Philosophical Research 21:379-390.
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    Merleau-Ponty on Race, Gender, and Anti-Semitism in Advance.Douglas Low - forthcoming - International Philosophical Quarterly.
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    The Existential Dialectic of Marx and Merleau-Ponty.Douglas Beck Low - 1987 - P. Lang.
    Our work represents the culmination of a study that is a search for a method. It is a search that has led us away from the remnants of Cartesianism that are found in Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reason, which we do not deal with here, and toward a comparative study of Karl Marx and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, which we do take up in detail. The present manuscript argues, in fact, that both Marx and Merleau-Ponty operate with a method that may be (...)
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    Merleau-Ponty and a Reconsideration Of Alienation.Douglas Low - 2010 - Philosophy Today 54 (2):199-211.
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    Hegel and Merleau-Ponty on Modernism and Postmodernism.Douglas Low - 2010 - International Philosophical Quarterly 50 (3):309-321.
    This essay attempts to provide detailed evidence for Charles Taylor’s claim that both Hegel and Merleau-Ponty follow Kant’s refutation of idealism in an effort to take a stand against Modernism’s claim that human knowledge of the world is reducible to a conceptual representation of it. For both the Hegel of Phenomenology of Mind and Merleau-Ponty throughout his career, human consciousness and knowledge must embrace and make sense of a world that is always already there. This stand will be made against (...)
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    Merleau-Ponty's Critique of Modernism and Postmodernism.Douglas Low - 2002 - Philosophy Today 46 (1):60-69.
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    The Continuing Relevance of The Structure of Behavior.Douglas Low - 2004 - International Philosophical Quarterly 44 (3):411-430.
    With the advent of new technology and imaging techniques that measure brain activity and with the development of the computer as a model for human thinking, it is not surprising to find many authors currently addressing issues regarding brain function and themind/body problem. What is perhaps surprising, given the absence of these techniques at the time, is that Merleau-Ponty addresses these same issues with a rigor and insight that equals, and perhaps even exceeds, most current philosophical studies. Merleau-Ponty’s frequently ignored (...)
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    Merleau-Ponty’s Corpus.Douglas Low - 2009 - Journal of Philosophical Research 34:391-436.
    “Merleau-Ponty’s Corpus” attempts to answer the following question: How is it possible for us today to develop a viable political theory and practice without Modernist epistemological foundations? The answer to this question is sought in the body of Merleau-Ponty’s work, in the balance of a philosophy that comes between Modernism and Postmodernism, in a body of work that must be regarded as continuous and not as fragmented into distinct periods that focus first on perception, then on language, and finally on (...)
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    Merleau-Ponty on Causality.Douglas Low - 2015 - Human Studies 38 (3):349-367.
    “Merleau-Ponty on Causality” attempts to reveal Merleau-Ponty’s treatment of causality with respect to the physical, the vital, and the human. The philosophy of causality of both Hume and Mill will be briefly addressed and challenged. Special attention will be paid to Merleau-Ponty’s treatment of causality with respect to human behavior.
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    Merleau-Ponty Between Sartre and Postmodernism.Douglas Low - 2006 - Journal of Philosophical Research 31:343-360.
    Jean-Paul Sartre develops perhaps the most radical view of individual freedom in the entire history of Western philosophy. The subject is free to create all meaning and to interpret the world, society, and self in anyway he or she wishes. The structuralist and postmodernist philosophies that succeeded Sartre’s philosophy in France and elsewhere rejected this view and put in its place linguistic and social structures that frame all human meaning, including the meaning that the subject experiences with respect to him (...)
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    Merleau-Ponty’s Concept of Reason.Douglas Low - 1994 - Journal of Philosophical Research 19:109-125.
    In this paper I will provide a brief summary of Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy as it is relevant to the concept of reason. Merleau-Ponty’s position comes between the two now dominant views of reason: the traditional view that relies on principles of rationality (identity and noncontradiction) that are supposedly preexistent, either in a realm of ideas or in nature in itself, and the postmodem/deconstructionist view that claims that language is a system of differences with no positive terms, that the concepts of identity (...)
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  25. Moral Conflict for the Film Librarian.Douglas Low - 2002 - Journal of Information Ethics 11 (2):33-45.
     
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