Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Philosophy as Phenomenology

  • Patrick Bourgeois
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 80)


Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908–1961), one of the first authors in the French philosophical tradition to publish a systematic work with the word phenomenology in its main title (Phénoménologie de la perception), has gone further than most other French philosophers, including Sartre, in identifying phenomenology with philosophy as such. This fact seems to require the inclusion of his entire philosophy within the European movement of phenomenology or, more specifically, of existential phenomenology.


Human Existence Cosmic Time Personal Level Personal Pronoun Operative Intentionality 
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  • Patrick Bourgeois
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  1. 1.Loyola UniversityNew OrleansUSA

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