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Phenomenology or Deconstruction?: The Question of Ontology in Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Paul Ricoeur and Jean-Luc Nancy

Christopher Watkin


Phenomenology or Deconstruction? challenges traditional understandings of the relationship between two important movements in European thought through new readings of the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Paul Ricœur and Jean-Luc Nancy. A constant dialogue with Jacques Derrida's discussion of phenomenological themes provides the impetus to establishing a new understanding of ‘being’ and ‘presence’ that exposes significant blind spots inherent in traditional readings of both phenomenology and deconstruction, wedded as such readings often are to an ideology of antagonism or succession. In reproduci ... More

Keywords: Phenomenology, Deconstruction, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida, Ontology, Justice, Sense, Perception, Selfhood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748637591
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Watkin, author