Phenomenology and the Social World : The Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty and its Relation to the Social Sciences Hardback
Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology series
The term 'phenomenology' has become almost as over-used and emptied of meaning as that other word from Continental Philosophy, namely 'existentialism'.
Yet Husserl, who first put forward the phenomenological method, considered it a rigorous alternative to positivism, and in the hands of Merleau-Ponty, a disciple of Husserl in France, phenomenology became a way of gaining a disciplined and coherent perspective on the world in which we live. When this study originally published in 1977 there were only a few books in English on Merleau-Ponty's philosophy.
It introduced the reader and suggested how his thought might throw light on some of the assumptions and presuppositions of certain contemporary forms of Anglo-Saxon philosophy and social science.
It also demonstrates how phenomenology seeks to unite philosophy and social science, rather than define them as mutually exclusive domains of knowledge.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/08/2013
- Category: Phenomenology & Existentialism
- ISBN: 9780415703178