Immersing in the Concrete

Maurice Merleau-Ponty in the Japanese Perspective

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
  • Shoichi Matsuba

Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 58)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. From the Life-World to the Embodiment

  3. The Plurality of Horizons

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Yasuo Ito
      Pages 65-82
  4. The Return to “Phenomena”: Natural Signs, Language and Things

  5. Communication: Inter-Personal, Social and Political

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-250

About this book


The world was first introduced to the expertise and originality of Japanese scholars in phenomenology in Analecta Husserliana Vol. IX (1979). The third generation of Japanese scholars, belonging to the newly-founded Merleau-Ponty Japanese Circle, are now presented. Following Merleau-Ponty's tendency, the studies collected here seem to make a fresh phenomenological start in relation to classical Husserlian phenomenology, turning deliberately towards the `concrete', `the wild world', `flesh', `embodiment', `natural signs', `primal nature'. The rule of intentionality, natural language is thereby devalued.
The wealth of insights, the freshness of intuition and the seminal power of these fascinating enquiries well merit a close reading.


Edmund Husserl Martin Heidegger Maurice Merleau-Ponty concept ontology phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    • 1
  • Shoichi Matsuba
    • 2
  1. 1.The World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and LearningBelmontUSA
  2. 2.Kobe City College of NursingJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5035-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1830-1
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