The Primacy of Perception, Paperback / softback Book

The Primacy of Perception Paperback / softback

Part of the Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy series


The Primacy of Perception brings together a number of important studies by Maurice Merleau-Ponty that appeared in various publications from 1947 to 1961.

The title essay, which is in essence a presentation of the underlying thesis of his Phenomenology of Perception, is followed by two courses given by Merleau-Ponty at the Sorbonne on phenomenological psychology. "Eye and Mind" and the concluding chapters present applications of Merleau-Ponty's ideas to the realms of art, philosophy of history, and politics.

Taken together, the studies in this volume provide a systematic introduction to the major themes of Merleau-Ponty's philosophy.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 228 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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  • Category: Philosophy of mind
  • ISBN: 9780810101647


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