Brill, Leiden



ISBN 9789004548930

Studies in Contemporary Phenomenology
vol. 24

First nature

the problem of nature in the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty

Alessio Rotundo

This book explores a radically integrative phenomenology of nature through the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. By revisiting novel empirical findings in the sciences and advances in scientific methods and concepts, Merleau-Ponty leads us to rediscover a first nature right at the heart of the subject. Alessio Rotundo traces and documents the presence of a double meaning of nature affecting Merleau-Ponty's analyses across foundational aspects of human experience: sense perception, organic development and behavior, cognition, language, and history. Physical, biological, and psychological processesin nature are not merely scientific data; they provide the evidence for another, more primordial sense of nature.

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Rotundo, A. (2023). First nature: the problem of nature in the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty, Brill, Leiden.

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