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Phenomenology and the Social World : The Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty and its Relation to the Social Sciences, Hardback Book

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

Description

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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Phenomenology & Existentialism
  • ISBN: 9780415703178

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