Reading List

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INTRODUCTION
Husserl

  • Bell, D. 1990. Husserl. London: Routledge. [Particularly sections on Fifth Meditation and the Crisis.]
  • Moran, D. 2000. Introduction to Phenomenology. London: Routledge. [Particularly section on Husserl.]
  • Smith, D. W., McIntyre, R. 1982. Husserl and Intentionality: A Study of Mind, Meaning, and Language. Dordrecht and Boston: D. Reidel Publishing Co. [Particularly chapter III, section 1.2.]

MERLEAU-PONTY
Core texts

  • Merleau-Ponty, M. 1962. Phenomenology of Perception. London: Routledge. [There is a newer translation by Don Landes, which is very good. The link is to Colin Smith’s earlier translation, but you should feel free to read Landes’ version instead.]
  • Romdenh-Romluc, K. 2010. Routledge GuideBook to Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenology of Perception. London: Routledge.

Introduction to Merleau-Ponty’s work

  • Routledge GuideBook, chapter 1
  • Carman, T. 2008. Merleau-Ponty. London: Routledge. [Chapter 1.]
  • Carman, T. 2009. Merleau-Ponty and the mystery of perception. Philosophy Compass 4 (4), pp. 630-8.
  • Heinämaa, S. 2013. Merleau-Ponty: a phenomenological philosophy of mind and body. In A. Bailey (ed.) Key Thinkers in the Philosophy of Mind. London: Continuum
  • Morris, K. 2012. Starting with Merleau-Ponty. London: Continuum. [Chapter 1].
  • Romdenh-Romluc, K. 2011. Merleau-Ponty. In S. Luft and S. Overgaard (eds.) Routledge Companion to Phenomenology. London: Routledge, pp. 103-12.

Merleau-Ponty’s Transcendental-Phenomenological Reduction

Traditional Prejudices

  • Phenomenology of Perception, INTRODUCTION Traditional prejudices and the return to phenomena.
  • Routledge GuideBook, chapter 2.
  • Carman, T. 2005. Sensation, judgement, and the phenomenal field. In T. Carman and M. Hansen (eds.) The Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty. Cambridge: CUP, pp. 50—73.
  • Hammond, M., Howarth, J., Keat, R. 1991. Understanding Phenomenology. Oxford: Blackwells. [Section ‘The critique of Objective Thought’.]
  • Köhler, W. 1971. On unnoticed sensations and errors of judgement. In M. Henle (ed.) The Selected Papers of Wolfgang Köhler. New York: Liverwright, pp. 13-39.
  • Morris, K. 2012. Starting with Merleau-Ponty. London: Continuum. [Chapter 2].

The Body

  • Phenomenology of Perception, PART I The body, sections 1-4.
  • Routledge GuideBook, chapter 3.
  • Annas, J. 2012. Practical expertise. In J. Bengson and M. A. Moffett (eds.) Knowing How: Essays on Knowledge, Mind, and Action. Oxford: OUP, pp. 101—112.

  • Carman, T. 2008. Merleau-Ponty. London: Routledge. [Chapters 2 and 3.]
  • Dreyfus, H. A Merleau-Pontyian critique of Husserl’s and Searle’s representationalist accounts of action. In Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 100 (3), pp. 287-302.
  • Dreyfus, H., Wakefield, J. 1991. Intentionality and the phenomenology of action. In E. Lepore and R. Van Gulick (eds.) 1991. John Searle and his Critics. Oxford: Blackwells, pp. 259-70.
  • Dreyfus H., Dreyfus S. 1999. The challenge of Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Embodiment for Cognitive Science. In G. Weiss and H. F. Haber (eds.) Perspectives on Embodiment: The Intersections of Nature and Culture. New York: Routledge, pp. 103-20.
  • Hammond, M., Howarth, J., Keat, R. 1991. Understanding Phenomenology. Oxford: Blackwells. [Section ‘The body as subject’.]
  • Kelly, S. 2002. Merleau-Ponty on the body. Ratio 15 (4), pp. 376—91.
  • Kelly, S. 2005. Seeing things in Merleau-Ponty. In T. Carman and M. B. Hansen (eds.) The Cambridge Companion to Merleau-Ponty. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 74—110.
  • Morris, K. 2012. Starting with Merleau-Ponty. London: Continuum. [Chapter 3].
  • Noë, A. 2005. Against intellectualism. Analysis, 64 pp. 278—90.
  • Romdenh-Romluc, K. 2007. Merleau-Ponty and the power to reckon with the possible. In T. Baldwin (ed.) Reading Merleau-Ponty. London: Routledge, pp. 44-58.
  • Young, I. 2005. Throwing like a girl. In her On Female Body Experience – ‘Throwing Like a Girl’ and Other Essays. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 27—45.

Worries about the Schneider case

FRANTZ FANON
Core texts

Introduction to Fanon’s work

  • Gordon, L. Encyclopaedia Entry.
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