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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


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


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


The Rhythm of Thought: Art, Literature, and Music after Merleau-Ponty

Jessica Wiskus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226030920
eISBN:
9780226031088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031088.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Between present and past, visible and invisible, and sensation and idea, there is resonance—so philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty argued and so this book explores. Holding the poetry of Stéphane ... More


Mallarmé and a Proffer of Silence

Jessica Wiskus

in The Rhythm of Thought: Art, Literature, and Music after Merleau-Ponty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226030920
eISBN:
9780226031088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031088.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter discusses the works of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and how his tragic death left us with only a few books and essays—with most of them in the form of pages upon pages of fragmentary notes. ... 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


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


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


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


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


Affect, Self-Affection, Attunement

John Brenkman

in Mood and Trope: The Rhetoric and Poetics of Affect

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226673127
eISBN:
9780226673431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673431.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Kant’s “transcendental aesthetic” is a touchstone of modern philosophy regarding affect, sensation, and space and time, as well as aesthetic theory. It postulates that the mind senses space and time ... 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


Blind Man Seeing: From Chiasm to Hyperreality

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In The Phenomenology of Perception, Maurice Merleau-Ponty argues that the world is both preconstituted and made. Here, Merleau-Ponty's interrogation of the experience of ... More


Reciprocal Seeing and Embodied Subjectivity

Cleo Hanaway-Oakley

in James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198768913
eISBN:
9780191822186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768913.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the previous ways in which literary scholars have used film theory in their interpretations of Ulysses. Joyce scholars have tended to favour the psychoanalytic film theories of ... More


Making a Home in an Unfortunate Place: Phenomenology and Religion

J. Michelle Molina

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter advocates moving the thought of French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961) to the center of conversations that animate religious studies today, namely the themes of ... 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


Hallucinating Sartre

Dave Boothroyd

in Culture on Drugs: Narco-cultural Studies of High Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055980
eISBN:
9781781700921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055980.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyses the role of the discussion of hallucination in the development and direction of such theory represented by Jean-Paul Sartre's The Psychology of Imagination and Maurice ... More


Feeling Pictures

Sarah Cooper

in Film and the Imagined Image

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452786
eISBN:
9781474476676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452786.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter opens with an example from Marguerite Duras’s film The Atlantic Man (1981), in order to introduce some of the ways in which the felt experience of image-making spoken about in relation ... More


Theological “Seeing” of Law: Daredevil, Christian Iconography, and Legal Aesthetics

Timothy D. Peters

in Critical Directions in Comics Studies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496828996
eISBN:
9781496829047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496828996.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter argues that comics involve a form of critical seeing—and, in particular, a critical seeing of law. It analyzes not just what it is that we see when we read or view comics, but a way of ... More


Closer: Performance, Technologies, Phenomenology

Susan Kozel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113106
eISBN:
9780262277563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113106.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book draws on live performance practice, digital technologies, and the philosophical approach of phenomenology. The human body is placed at the center of explorations of interactive interfaces, ... More


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