By George J. Marshall
"Published in 2008 by way of Marquette collage Press, George Marshall's _A consultant to Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception_ is a great addition the corpus of English language existentialist scholarship. Marshall is a long-time professor of continental philosophy on the college of Regina in Canada.
While well known inside of eu philosophy as a number one contributor to existentialism and phenomenology (arguably eclipsed purely by way of Husserl and Heidegger), Merleau-Ponty has been principally missed by way of readers reared within the Anglo-American culture. released in 1945 the `Phenomenology of Perception' is Merleau-Ponty's most sensible identified work."
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Extra info for A Guide to Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception (Marquette Studies in Philosophy)
Often ignored in works on the Critique of Pure Reason, Kant next turns to reflection. And again, following the same pattern, he argues that our reflections are a product of subjective organizations of our understandings. Reflection takes what we understand and organizes it still further. And while there are subjective contingent structures that are required to organize this or that understanding, there are also subjective necessary structures that make any reflection whatsoever possible. Kant develops eight such structures: identity/difference, agreement/opposition, inner/outer, and matter/form.
Reason is the ultimate organizing human power that takes the products of our reflections and attempts to achieve a unity. What reason produces is, thus, a product of certain structures and a given, in this case our reflections. Again, there are subjective contingent structures, but Kant argues that there are also certain subjective necessary structures that are required for reason to do its thing. Kant claims that there are three basic structures that ultimately unify all our knowledge: the Self, the World, and God.
There are all sorts of knowledge he has that was acquired by first hand experience. ” Certainly, we cannot be deceived about our own experiences? But if we think about it for a moment, we realize that we are often deceived by our experiences. We think we have seen a man behind the tree and it turns out to be just a shadow. If we can be deceived in cases like this, then we could be deceived at other times and not know it. Clearly this kind of knowledge cannot be the source of indubitable knowledge.
A Guide to Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception (Marquette Studies in Philosophy) by George J. Marshall