Item #12841 Signs. Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Richard C. McClearly, Trans./Intro.


Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1964.

Hardcover. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". xxxiv, 355pp. Rather heavy wear to unclipped dust jacket with rubbing, toning, chipping, and tears to covers, corners, and edges. Spine of jacket is torn and hanging loose at top 2". Rubbing and toning to covers and edges of red cloth over boards. Dust-spotting to edges of text block. Previous owner's name in ink at front free endpaper. Toning to gutters of endpapers. Inked underlining and notation to pages. Underlining does not obscure text. Binding is sound.

"Speech is a way of tearing out a meaning from an undivided whole."

Thus does Maurice Merleau-Ponty describe speech in this collection of his important writings on the philosophy of expression, composed during the last decade of his life. For him, expression is a category of human behavior and existence much broader than language alone. He maintains that man is essentially expressive, even prior to speaking: in his silence, gestures, and lived behavior.(Publisher). Good / Fair. Item #12841

Price: $35.00