Ai confini della fenomenologia. Merleau-Ponty e la questione della passività

Gianluca Valle


In the courses given by Merleau-Ponty at Collège de France between 1953 and 1954 he examines non-intentional states of the life of the subject: sleep, dream, memory keep the intersubjective world through symbolic elaboration of our experience. These researches - influenced by Cassirer and his analysis about the notion of “perception of expression” - underlie the new ontology of the «flesh»: the act of seeing and the act of speaking realize them-selves starting from passivity of being seen and being listened.


Intersubjectivity; Expression; Merleau-Ponty; Ontology.

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