Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Carman, Taylor. "Review of Thomas Baldwin, ed. READING MERLEAU-PONTY." NDPR June 14, 2008.
Baldwin, Thomas, ed. Reading Merleau-Ponty: On Phenomenology of Perception. London: Routledge, 2007. This excellent volume contains most of the papers read at an Anglo-French colloquium on Merleau-Ponty held at the Collège de France in the summer of 2005, plus two additional essays (by Sean Kelly and Mark Wrathall) not presented there. The colloquium itself may have been Anglo-French, but the authors are overwhelmingly Anglo. The book is neither an introduction for beginners wholly unfamiliar with Merleau-Ponty's thought nor an academic exercise exclusively for specialists. Instead, the collection offers an engaging mixture of textual interpretation and critical argument to those who already have at least a rough sense of what Phenomenology of Perception is all about. . . . Read the rest here: http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=13327.