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Merleau-Ponty on Veridical Perception and the Paradox of the Flesh: a Reading of The Visible and Invisible

Ismail, Tasnim; (2021) Merleau-Ponty on Veridical Perception and the Paradox of the Flesh: a Reading of The Visible and Invisible. Masters thesis (M.Phil.Stud), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

In this thesis, I shall draw attention to how the account of veridical perception in The Visible and the Invisible resembles direct realism, while Merleau-Ponty deals with cases of ‘extraordinary' veridical perception, such as hallucinations and illusions, in the same way as disjunctivism. I will clarify how the French philosopher ultimately goes beyond the literature that is disjunctivist and direct realist, since he stresses the role of the body’s changing integration with the world during veridical perception, and also the intuition of reality that necessarily accompanies that perceptual experience. I will also highlight why, for Merleau-Ponty, the perceptual experience is deeply paradoxical, before exploring his philosophical response to this, as enshrined in the ontology of ‘Flesh’.

Type: Thesis (Masters)
Qualification: M.Phil.Stud
Title: Merleau-Ponty on Veridical Perception and the Paradox of the Flesh: a Reading of The Visible and Invisible
Event: UCL
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author 2021. Original content in this thesis is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/). Any third-party copyright material present remains the property of its respective owner(s) and is licensed under its existing terms. Access may initially be restricted at the author’s request.
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10125384
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