Thinking Through French Philosophy: The Being of the Question
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Thinking Through French Philosophy: The Being of the Question

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For many, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and Gilles Deleuze represent one of the greatest movements in French philosophy. But these philosophers and their works did not materialize without a philosophical heritage. In this work, Leonard Lawlor shows how the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty formed an important current in sustaining the development of structuralism and post-...more
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Published May 30th 2003 by Indiana University Press
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this is a later addition: suggest you read appendix 2 before the last several chapters, if not read before. 'reversing platonism' by Deleuze, includes some indications of how the text changed before end result.

this book is fascinating and frustrating. lawlor writes well, and the early part refers to much merleau-ponty, husserl, way of thinking phenomenologically, but there is a sense of assumptions that the reader will be familiar with the works he cites. this becomes a problem as he traces the...more
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