Maurice Merleau-Ponty's scientific contributions

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First published in 1945, Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s monumental Phénoménologie de la perception signalled the arrival of a major new philosophical and intellectual voice in post-war Europe. Breaking with the prevailing picture of existentialism and phenomenology at the time, it has become one of the landmark works of twentieth-century thought. This new...

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... The poetic meditation seeks to focus attention on the senses, as the first step on a path to noticing the unnoticed. This meditation can help ethnographers to prepare for data-collection practices in which the body is used as a 'sensorium', an instrument of research that is used to gather holistic data from multiple environmental sources, that include, but are not limited to the visual and textual (Merleau-Ponty, 1992;Pink, 2015). ...