Thursday, July 3, 2008
Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy / Lawerence Hass -- Bloomington, Ind.: University of Indiana Press, 2008.
Hass provides an extremely readable account of what he takes to be the central ideas of the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, placing Merleau-Ponty in a long historical context. Along the way Hass contrasts Merleau-Ponty's ideas with other Twentieth Century philosophers, particularly noted phenomenologists. He makes a compelling case for Merleau-Ponty's philosophical method described as "singing the world" or "saying to show."