By Merleau-Ponty, Maurice; Nancy, Jean-Luc; Ricœur, Paul; Nancy, Jean-Luc; Ricœur, Paul; Merleau-Ponty, Maurice; Watkin, Christopher
Phenomenology or Deconstruction? demanding situations conventional understandings of the connection among phenomenology and deconstruction via new readings of the paintings of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Paul Ricur and Jean-Luc Nancy. a relentless discussion with Jacques Derrida's engagement with phenomenological topics presents the impetus to setting up a brand new knowing of 'being' and 'presence' that exposes major blindspots inherent in conventional readings of either phenomenology and deconstruction. In reproducing neither a inventory phenomenological response to deconstruction nor the regimen deconstructive examining of phenomenology, Christopher Watkin offers a clean evaluate of the chances for the way forward for phenomenology, besides a brand new examining of the deconstructive legacy. via unique experiences of the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, Ricur and Nancy, he indicates how a phenomenological culture a lot wider and richer than Husserlian or Heideggerean concept on my own can take account of Derrida's critique of ontology and but nonetheless carry a dedication to the ontological.
This new interpreting of being and presence essentially re-draws our knowing of the relation of deconstruction and phenomenology, and offers the 1st sustained dialogue of the probabilities and difficulties for any destiny 'deconstructive phenomenology'