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Maurice Merleau-Ponty is known and celebrated as a renowned phenomenologist and is considered a key figure in the existentialist movement. In this wide-ranging study, Stephen Priest engages Merleau-Ponty across the full range of his philosophical thought. He considers Merleau-Ponty's writings on the problems of the body, perception, space, time, subjectivity, freedom, language, other minds, physical objects, art and being. Priest addresses Merleau-Ponty's thought in connection with Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger and Sartre, and he uses clear and direct language to explain the thoughts of and the ensuing importance of one of the greatest contemporary thinkers.
This is a terrible introduction to the ideas of merleau-ponty, by an analytical philsopher who doesn't know the first thing about phenomenology or continental philosophy.