The Works of Maurice Merleau-PontyJune 27, 2021
– His first book, The Structure of Behavior, was published in 1942. Here, the psychoanalysis and physiology thought of the period is questioned on a phenomenological basis. The idea of the primacy of perception over everything is first stated here. Merleau-Ponty is completely outside of analytical philosophy.
– The Phenomenology of Perception is considered Merleau-Ponty’s masterpiece and was published in 1945. Here, the priority given to perception is well clarified. The concept of the body came into play. From this moment on, Merleau-Ponty will be referred to as a genuine philosopher of the body.
– Humanism and Violence was published in 1947. This book is a work written with a Marxist eye.
– Meaning and Meaninglessness was published in 1948 as a collection of his writings on both writing and painting.
– The Adventures of Dialectic was published in 1955. Here are articles collected from a Marxist perspective.
– In 1960 Indicators was published. Merleau-Ponty relates here to Sausseurian Linguistics and seeks an algorithmic language.
– Another well-known work, The Eye and Spirit, was published in 1961. Here, the priority given to perception – the body and the world relations are tried to be portrayed. Merleau-Ponty’s attempts are to remove philosophy from being an abstraction and return to the world of life/lived world.
– In 1964, the Visible and the Unseen were published as an unfinished work. Here, Merleau-Ponty traces and tries to reevaluate phenomenology, but fails to finish the book.
– In 1969, his book titled World Writing, the product of his phenomenological search for language, and his relationship with Sausseur in this direction, was published.