Merleau-Ponty's essays on aesthetics are some of the major accomplishments of his philosophical career, and rank even today among the most sophisticated reflections on art in all of twentieth-century philosophy. His essays on painting, "e;Cezanne's Doubt"e; (1945), "e;Indirect Language and the Voices of Silence"e; (1952), and "e;Eye and Mind"e; (1960), have inspired new approaches to epistemology, ontology, and the philosophy of history. Galen A. Johnson has gathered these essays for the first time into a single volume and augmented them with essays by distinguished scholars and artists, including M.C. Dillon, Mikel Dufrenne, and Rene Magritte. Together the essays demonstrate the continuing significance of Merleau-Ponty's ideas about art for contemporary philosophy on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Merleau-Ponty Aesthetics Reader
Northwestern University Press
Philosophy and Painting
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