The Visible and the Invisible

The Visible and the Invisible

Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

by Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Translated by Alphonso Lingis

Imprint: Northwestern University Press

282 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780810104570
  • Published: January 1969


The Visible and the Invisible contains the unfinished manuscript and working notes of the book Merleau-Ponty was writing when he died. The text is devoted to a critical examination of Kantian, Husserlian, Bergsonian, and Sartrean method, followed by the extraordinary "The Intertwining--The Chiasm," that reveals the central pattern of Merleau-Ponty's own thought. The working notes for the book provide the reader with a truly exciting insight into the mind of the philosopher at work as he refines and develops new pivotal concepts.

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