Body and Reality

An Examination of the Relationships between the Body Proper, Physical Reality, and the Phenomenal World Starting from Plessner and Merleau-Ponty

Is materialism right to claim that the world of everyday-life experience – the phenomenal world – is nothing but an illusion produced in physical reality, notably in the brain? Or is Merleau-Ponty right when he defends the fundamental character of the phenomenal world while rejecting physical realism? Jasper van Buuren addresses these questions by exploring the nature of the body proper in Merleau-Ponty and Plessner, arguing that physical and phenomenal realism are not mutually exclusive but complementary. The argument includes a close examination of the relationships between scientific and pre-scientific perspectives, between living and non-living things, and between humans and animals.

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2018-03-27, 312 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-4163-3
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Jasper van Buuren, independent philosopher based in Berlin, Germany

Author(s)
Jasper van Buuren
Book title
Body and Reality An Examination of the Relationships between the Body Proper, Physical Reality, and the Phenomenal World Starting from Plessner and Merleau-Ponty
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
312
Features
3 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-4163-3
DOI
Commodity Group
1521
BIC-Code
HP HBCF3
BISAC-Code
PHI015000 PHI018000 PHI000000
THEMA-Code
QDT QDHR5
Release date
2018-03-27
Topics
Körper
Readership
Philosophy, Philosophical Anthropology, Phenomenology, Physics, Neuroscience
Keywords/Tags
Merleau-Ponty, Plessner, Body, Physical Reality, Phenomenal World, Realism, Phenomenology, Materialism, Philosophy of Body, Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy

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