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Embodying Human Rights: Toward a Phenomenology of Social Justice

Elizabeth S. Anker

in Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451362
eISBN:
9780801465635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451362.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines how a theoretical focus on embodiment might remedy the exclusionary anatomy of human rights discourses and norms, resulting in an imaginative recalibration of liberal mappings ... More


Maternity as Dehiscence in the Flesh in the Philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Sarah Lachance Adams

in Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would Do: The Ethics of Ambivalence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166751
eISBN:
9780231537223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166751.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines how maternity is characterized as a case of dehiscence in the flesh. Dehiscence occurs when a body opens and spills its internal contents. Similar to being a mother, dehiscence ... More


Where Film Meets Philosophy: Godard, Resnais, and Experiments in Cinematic Thinking

Hunter Vaughan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161336
eISBN:
9780231530828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161336.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This text interweaves phenomenology and semiotics to analyze cinema's ability to challenge conventional modes of thought. Merging Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of perception with Gilles ... More


On the Withdrawal of the Beautiful: Adorno's and Merleau-Ponty's Readings of Paul Klee

in Crescent Moon over the Rational: Philosophical Interpretations of Paul Klee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761253
eISBN:
9780804772990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761253.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Theodor Adorno and Maurice Merleau-Ponty's interpretation of the works of Paul Klee and their views on beauty. It analyzes the confluence in the works of Adorno and ... More


Kant, Merleau-Ponty's Descriptive Phenomenology, and the Primacy of Perception

in Kant and Phenomenology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226723402
eISBN:
9780226723419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723419.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter, which examines Maurice Merleau-Ponty's ideas about descriptive phenomenology and the primacy of perception, explains the concept of Merleau-Ponty's descriptive conception of ... More


Between Vision and Touch: From Husserl to Merleau-Ponty

Dermot Moran

in Carnal Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265886
eISBN:
9780823266951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265886.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explains how Merleau-Ponty reinterprets the tradition of “double sensation” he inherited from Edmund Husserl. While Husserl claims double sensation is characteristic only of touch, ... More


Introduction

Christopher Watkin

in Phenomenology or Deconstruction?: The Question of Ontology in Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Paul Ricoeur and Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637591
eISBN:
9780748671847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637591.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter sets out the three related sets of questions that the book seeks to answer: (1) What is the relation between phenomenology and deconstruction? (2) How can contemporary ... More


Mad Mothers, Bad Mothers, and What a "Good" Mother Would Do: The Ethics of Ambivalence

Sarah LaChance Adams

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166751
eISBN:
9780231537223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166751.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When a mother kills her child, we call her a bad mother, but, as this book shows, even mothers who intend to do their children harm are not easily categorized as “mad” or “bad.” Maternal love is a ... More


The Wager of Carnal Hermeneutics

Richard Kearney

in Carnal Hermeneutics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265886
eISBN:
9780823266951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265886.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins by clarifying the idea of carnal hermeneutics as such, identifying historical anticipations and precedents, and laying out some directions in which future scholarship on the ... More


Introduction: Where Film Meets Philosophy

Hunter Vaughan

in Where Film Meets Philosophy: Godard, Resnais, and Experiments in Cinematic Thinking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161336
eISBN:
9780231530828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161336.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter outlines the notion of “film-philosophy”, the belief that the visual medium can challenge modes of thought using Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of perception and ... More


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