Phenomenology of perception

Phenomenology of perception


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'' ^ V4-^'"fVTHE LIBRARYOFTHE UNIVERSITYOF CALIFORNIALOSANGELESPHENOMENOLOGY OF PERCEPTIONInternational Library PhilosophyofMethodand ScientificEDITOR: TED HONDERICHWILLIAMSADVISORY EDITOR: BERNARDA Catalogue of books already published in theInternational Library Philosophy and Scientific Methodofwill found at the end of this volume.bePHENOMENOLOGYOF PERCEPTIONbyM. Merleau-Pontytranslated from the French byColin SmithLONDON AND HENLEYROUTLEDGE & KEGAN PAULNEW JERSEY : THE HUMANITIES PRESSTranslatedfrom the FrenchPHENOM^NOLOGIE DE LA PERCEPTIONFirst published in England in 1962by Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd39 Store StreetLondon WCIE 7DD andBroadway NewtownHouse, RoadHenley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 lENReprinted 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1976 and 1978Printed Britainin Great byRedwood Burn LimitedTrowbridge Esher&English translationRoutledge & Kegan Paul Ltd 1962©Translation revisions incorporated in thisedition supplied by Forrest Williams,Professor Philosophy, University Coloradoof ofNo part this book may be reproducedofin anyform without permissionfromthe publisher, except the quotationforbriefpassages in criticismofISBN 7100 3613 2CollegQlibrary;&M5Hlpb•'"^CONTENTSPreface page viiINTRODUCTION: TRADITIONAL PREJUDICESAND THE RETURN TO PHENOMENA1 The 'Sensation' as a Unit of Experience 32 'Association' and the 'Projection of Memories' 133 'Attention' and 'Judgement' 264 The Phenomenal Field 52PART ONE: THE ...


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'' ^ V 4-^ '"fV THE LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOSANGELES PHENOMENOLOGY OF PERCEPTION International Library Philosophyof Methodand Scientific EDITOR: TED HONDERICH WILLIAMSADVISORY EDITOR: BERNARD A Catalogue of books already published in the International Library Philosophy and Scientific Methodof will found at the end of this PHENOMENOLOGY OF PERCEPTION by M. Merleau-Ponty translated from the French by Colin Smith LONDON AND HENLEY ROUTLEDGE & KEGAN PAUL NEW JERSEY : THE HUMANITIES PRESS Translatedfrom the French PHENOM^NOLOGIE DE LA PERCEPTION First published in England in 1962 by Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd 39 Store Street London WCIE 7DD and Broadway NewtownHouse, Road Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 lEN Reprinted 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1976 and 1978 Printed Britainin Great by Redwood Burn Limited Trowbridge Esher& English translation Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd 1962© Translation revisions incorporated in this edition supplied by Forrest Williams, Professor Philosophy, University Coloradoof of No part this book may be reproducedof in anyform without permissionfrom the publisher, except the quotationfor briefpassages in criticismof ISBN 7100 3613 2 CollegQ library; & M5Hlpb •'"^CONTENTS Preface page vii INTRODUCTION: TRADITIONAL PREJUDICES AND THE RETURN TO PHENOMENA 1 The 'Sensation' as a Unit of Experience 3 2 'Association' and the 'Projection of Memories' 13 3 'Attention' and 'Judgement' 26 4 The Phenomenal Field 52 PART ONE: THE BODY Experience and objective thought. The problem of the body 67 1 The Body as Object and Mechanistic Physiology 73 2 The Experience of the Body and Classical Psychology 90 3 The Spatiality of One's own Body and Motility 98 4 The Synthesis of One's own Body 148 5 The Body in its BeingSexual 1 54 6 The Body as Expression, and Speech 174 PART TWO: THE WORLD AS PERCEIVED The theory of the body is already a theory of perception 203 1 Sense Experience 207 2 Space 243 2993 The Thing and the Natural World Human World 3464 Other Selves and the PART THREE: BEING-FOR-ITSELF AND BEING-IN-THE-WORLD 1 TheCogito 369 2 Temporality 410 3 Freedom 434 Bibliographv 457 Index 463