Meleau-Ponty's Aesthetic Interworld: From Primordial Percipience to Wild Logos

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Title: Meleau-Ponty's Aesthetic Interworld: From Primordial Percipience to Wild Logos
Authors: Daly, Anya
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Date: 2016
Abstract: The overall aim of this paper is to defend the value of the arts as uniquely instructive regarding philosophical questions. Specifically, I aim to achieve two things: firstly, to show that through the phenomenological challenge to dualist and monist ontologies the key debate in aesthetics regarding subjective response and objective judgment is reconfigured and resolved. I argue that Merleau-Ponty’s analyses complement and complete Kant’s project. Secondly, I propose that through his phenomenological interrogations of the creative process the issue of the viability of his relational non-dualist ontology is defended against accusations that it has not gone beyond dualism or that it has collapsed into a monism.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Philosophy Documentation Center
Journal: Philosophy Today
Volume: 32
Issue: 4
Keywords: Merleau-PontyNon-dualist ontologyAestheticsKantExpressionThe bodyStyleCezanne
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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