Do We See the Things Themselves?

  • Eldon C. Wait
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 76)


Although Merleau-Ponty did not leave us a discursive argument proving that in perception we “reach” the things themselves, he did leave many indications as to how such an argument could be made. Our objective is to take up these indications, in order to develop such an argument, and finally to corroborate the conclusions of the argument with evidence from contemporary research on the psychology of perception.


Retinal Image External Observer South African Journal Inverted Position Transcendental Idealism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eldon C. Wait
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  1. 1.University of ZululandSouth Africa

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