Phenomenology and the Return to Beginnings

Phenomenology and the Return to Beginnings

John Sallis $19.50

Published in 2003 | 120 pages | paper | ISBN: 978-0-8207-0338-1

Book Information:

Originally published in 1973, this work continues to be a classic in the field of French phenomenology, focusing on his most seminal representative, Maurice Merleau-Ponty. By tracing how Merleau-Ponty accounts for the beginning of philosophical thought in the dual sense of understanding its origin and showing how that origin permits philosophy (and all thought) to achieve truth, Sallis demonstrates that this process is never fully completed. With a signifigant revival of interest in French phenomenology in recent years, this paperback edition—with a new preface by Sallis—provides an enduring and important voice to the dialogue.

Author Information:

JOHN SALLIS is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy at the Pennsylvania State University. He has published a number of scholarly articles and books, including most recently On Translation and Force of Imagination: The Sense of the Elemental. Professor Sallis is also the founding editor of the philosophical journal Research in Phenomenology.

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