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Merleau-Ponty's Ontology: Second Edition
by M. C. Dillon
Northwestern University Press, 1997
Paper: 978-0-8101-1528-6
Library of Congress Classification B2430.M3764D55 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 111.092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Originally published in 1988, M.C. Dillon's classic study of Merleau-Ponty is now available in a revised second edition containing a new preface and a new chapter on "Truth in Art." Dillon's thesis is that Merleau-Ponty has developed the first genuine alternative to ontological dualism seen in Western philosophy. From his early work on the philosophical significance of the human body to his later ontology of flesh, Merleau-Ponty shows that the perennial problems growing out of dualistic conceptions of mind and body, subject and object, immanence and transcendence can be resolved within the framework of a new way of thinking based on the exemplar of the worldly embodiment of thought.

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