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PART TWO:

Merleau-Ponty
The main text for this part of the course is Merleau-Ponty's: Phenomenology of Perception,
translated by Colin Smith, Routledge, 1989.

Commentaries on Phenomenology of Perception


1. Komaraine Romdenh-Romluc (2010): A Guidebook to Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenology
of Perception Routledge ****
2. Taylor Carman (2008): Merleau-Ponty Routledge
3. Matthew E (2002): The Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty Acumen.
4. Stephen Priest ((1998): Merleau Ponty London; Routledge
5. Michael Hammond, Jane Howarth, Russell Keat (eds.): Understanding Phenomenology,
Basil Blackwell 1991.
6. Gary Brent Madison : The Phenomenology of Perception, Ohio University Press, 1981.
7. Monica Langer: Merleau Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception: A Guide and
Commentary, Macmillian Press, 1989.

Seminar 1: The myth of sensation

Seminar: Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Phenomenology of Perception:


Preface and Introduction I-III.
Additional Reading:
* P.F. Strawson (1979): “Perception and its Object” (first part of the paper) in G F MacDonald
ed: Perception and Identity. London: Macmillan
* Thybo Jensen Rasmus (2009): Motor Intentionality and the Case of Schneider’ in
Phenomenology and Cognitive Science 8 371-488.
* Komaraine Romdenh-Romluc (2010): A Guidebook to Merleau-Ponty and
Phenomenology of Perception Routledge chapter 2.
* Heinemaa S (1999): Merleau-Ponty’s modification of Phenomenology’ Synthese 118 pp.
49-68.
Kelly Sean: ‘Seeing Things in Merleau-POnty’ Cambridge Companion to Merleau-
Ponty.
* Reuter M (1999) Merleau-Ponty’s notion of pre-reflective intentionality’ in Synthese 118
(69-88)
* Carman, Taylor
* Hammond et al: Understanding Phenomenology, Basil Blackwell 1991, Chapter 5.
* Joseph Duchêne: 'The Structure of Phenomenalisation in the 'Phenomenology of Perception'
in Merleau Ponty' in Henry Pietersma ed.: Merleau-Ponty: Critical Essays, University Press
of America 1989, pp.45-77.
* Jean-Paul Sartre: 'Merleau-Ponty' in Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, Vol
15, No. 2, May 1984.

Seminar 2: The embodiment of the subject or the body as subject.


Seminar: Phenomenology of Perception, Part One: Chapters 1, 3&4
Additional Reading:
* Gallagher S (1995): ‘Bodily Schema and Intentionality’ in J L Bermudez eal eds: The Body
and the Self. MIT
* Komaraine Romdenh-Romluc (2010): A Guidebook to Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenology
of Perception Routledge chapter 3.
* Kelley Sean (2002): ‘Merleau-Ponty on the Body’ Ratio XV
* Gary Brent Madison: The Phenomenology of Perception, Ohio University Press, 1981, pp.
21-72
*Hammond et al: Understanding Phenomenology, Basil Blackwell 1991, Chapter 6.
* Charles Taylor: 'Embodied Agency' in Henry Pietersma ed.: Merleau-Ponty: critical Essays,
University Press of America 1989, pp.1-23.
* Dillon M.C. : 'Sartre on the Phenomenal Body and Merleau-Ponty's Critique' in Journal of
the British Society for Phenomenology, 5, 1974.
* Howard Ross: 'Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Paul Sartre on the Nature of Consciousness' in
Cogito, Dec. 1985, Vol. 3, pp. 115-121.
* Alphonse De Waelhens: 'A Philosophy of the Ambiguous' in (special reference is made to
Sartre's reading of the body) in Merelau-Ponty: The Structure of Behaviour, translated by
Alden L. Fisher, Methuen London, 1965, pp. xviii-xxviii..
* J. B. Pontalis: 'The Problem of the Unconscious in Merleau-Ponty's Thought' in Review of
Existential Psychology, Vol 18, Part 1,2,3, pp. 83-96.
* D. E. Olkowski: 'Merleau-Ponty's Freudianism: From the Body of Consciousness to the
Body of Flesh' in Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol. 18, 1982-83.
* Tiemersma: ''Body-Image' and 'Body-Schema' in the Existential Phenomenology
of Merleau-Ponty' in Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, Vol. 13, Part
3, 1982, pp. 26-255.

Seminar 3: Lecture: Berkeley and Merleau Ponty – Perception of Depth


Seminar: Phenomenology of Perception, Part Two introduction and
section 1& 2
Additional Reading:
* Berkeley: Essay Toward a New Theory of Vision
* Dreyfus and Todes (1962): The three worlds of Merleau-Ponty’ in Philosophical and
Phenomenological Research 2 559-65.
* Glen A. Mazsi: 'Merleau-Ponty, Inahabitation and the Emotions' in Henry Pietersma ed.:
Merleau-Ponty: Critical Essays, University Press of America 1989, pp.251-268..
* M.C. Dillon: 'The Lived Body' in Merleau-Ponty's Ontology, Indiana Unversity Presss,
1988, Chpater 8.
* D. M. Levin: 'Sanity and Myth in Affective Space' in The Philosophical Forum (Boston),
14, Winter, 1982/3, pp. 157-89.
* Martina Reuter (1999): Merleau-Ponty’s Notion of Pre-Reflective Intentionaltiy’ in
Synthese 118: 69-88.

Seminar 4: Lecture: Merleau-Ponty's account of the Other


Seminar: Phenomenology of Perception, Part Two section 4 and Part
Three section 1. pp. 346-410.
Additional Reading:
*Hammond et al: Understanding Phenomenology, Basil Blackwell 1991, Chapter 8.
* Galen A Johnson: 'Merleau-Ponty and Husserl' in Henry Pietersma ed.: Merleau-Ponty:
critical Essays, University Press of America 1989, pp.251-268, pp. 197-219.
* M. C. Dillon: Merleau-Ponty's Ontology, Indiana Unversity Press, 1981, Chapter six and
seven.
* Beata Stawarska (2006): ‘Mutual Gaze and Intersubjectivity’ in Phenomenology and the
Cognitive Sciences Vol. 5.1. 17-30
Seminar 5: Lecture: Merleau-Ponty as a critique of Sartre - on Freedom and
Temporality
Seminar: * Phenomenology of Perception, pp. 410-457.
Additional Reading:
* Hammond et al: Understanding Phenomenology, Basil Blackwell 1991, Chapter 9.
* John Compton: 'Sartre, Merelau-Ponty and Human Freedom' The Journal of Philosophy,
Vol. 79, Oct. 1982, pp. 577-588.
* Ronald L. Hall: 'Freedom: Merleau-Ponty's Critique of Sartre' in Philosophy Research
Archives, Vol. 6, No. 1391, 1980.
* Langer: 'Sartre and Merleau-Ponty: A Reappraisal' in The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre,
edited by Schilpp, La Salle Illinois: Open Court Publishing Company, 1981, pp. 300-325