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The Act of Writing as an Apprehension of the Enigma of Being-In-The-World

  • Jacques Garelli
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Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 18)

Abstract

The preceding quotations lead directly to our primary objective: to show that the enigma of “Being-in-the-World,” such as it is presented in Merleau-Ponty’s last work, The Visible and the Invisible, is the very one which brings to life Mallarmé’s poetic thought.3 This is a most fertile convergence, for it affords sight of the phenomenological experience of what we will call a “thinking place”4 in its concrete constitution as a poem, that is, as a movement, captured in words, of a temporalizing intentional projection of a “beingthere” directed toward the world.

Keywords

Ontological Dimension Absolute Idealism Thinking Visibility Modern Idealism Subjectivist Thinking 
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  1. 1.
    Stéphane Mallarmé, ‘Villiers de l’isle Adam’ in ‘Quelques médaillons et portraits en pied,’ Oeuvres complètes (Paris: Ed. la Pléiade, 1945), p. 481.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Garelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Université d’AmiensFrance

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