Phenomenology of Perception (International Library of Philosophy and Scientific Method). M. Merleau-Ponty, Colin Smith, Trans.

Phenomenology of Perception (International Library of Philosophy and Scientific Method)

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970.

Hardcover. 8 3/4" X 6". xxi, 466pp. Wear to unclipped dust jacket with rubbing, toning, and creasing to covers, corners, and edges. Sunning to spine. Price sticker to front flap of jacket. Bound in red paper over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Gentle bumps to head and tail of spine. Faint dust-spotting to top edge of text block. Previous owner's name in ink to front paste-down. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

Challenging and rewarding in equal measure, Phenomenology of Perception is Merleau-Ponty's most famous work. Impressive in both scope and imagination, it uses the example of perception to return the body to the forefront of philosophy for the first time since Plato. Drawing on case studies such as brain-damaged patients from the First World War, Merleau-Ponty brilliantly shows how the body plays a crucial role not only in perception but in speech, sexuality and our relation to others. Perhaps above all, Merleau-Ponty's insights about the embodied mind are a bold and refreshing challenge to the new era of virtual reality and artificial intelligence, as scientists and psychologists discover the centrality of the body to mind and intelligence.(Publisher). Very good / Good +. Item #9071

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