Merleau-Ponty brought a physical perspective to phenomenology.
Merleau brought a phenomenological perspective to the problem of how to conceptualize the body that had continued to be asked since Bergson's image theory. It is a question of how the body is alive.
The body is not something that exists as a thing, but as a consciousness. The phenomenological question of how consciousness is awoken when the body is conscious, is explored in his main book, Phenomenology of Perception.
■References (Books, papers, Web articles, etc.)
Phenomenology of Perception Maurice Merleau-Ponty * Routledge; 1 edition (June 12, 2013)
Cartesian Meditations: An Introduction to Phenomenology Edmund Husserl Martinus Nijhoff Pub. (July 31, 1977)
*: He was a French philosopher. Starting from the influence of the late Husserl, he focused on the body, which is the subject of perception, and its duality of subject and object, and advocated a flexible consideration of the world from the human body, and explored new aspects in the phenomenological description. [Editorial Department]
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