By George J. Marshall
"Published in 2008 by way of Marquette collage Press, George Marshall's _A consultant to Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception_ is a great addition the corpus of English language existentialist scholarship. Marshall is a long-time professor of continental philosophy on the college of Regina in Canada.
While widely known inside ecu philosophy as a number one contributor to existentialism and phenomenology (arguably eclipsed basically via Husserl and Heidegger), Merleau-Ponty has been mostly missed by means of readers reared within the Anglo-American culture. released in 1945 the `Phenomenology of Perception' is Merleau-Ponty's top identified work."
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What has been proved is not my, yours, nor even René Descartes’ existence. What we have here is a bare “I”, something that thinks, something that is aware, or something that is conscious. In short, there is a thinking being, or an awareness, or a consciousness, and it must necessarily exist when it is thinking, or aware, or conscious of something. Descartes then turns to this something: the object of thinking, awareness, or consciousness. If I have an experience of a man standing behind the tree, even if there is no man there, it must necessarily be true when I am having that experience, that the man is present in my experience.
Descartes now has a situation in which consciousness must necessarily exist as long as it is conscious, and what it is conscious of must necessarily exist as something in the mind. Descartes has a mind and its contents. ” Thus Descartes needs to get from inside the mind to the outside world. Descartes proposes that we start examining our ideas (because we don’t have anything else) and try to find an idea that tells us that it is more than an idea and that it must exist in the outside world, in short, an idea of a necessary being.
What is interesting to note is that Hegel created a revolution in philosophy. The role of philosophy was transformed and more importantly philosophy’s perspective on knowledge and reality was also transformed. But the fact is that Hegel’s solution to what he took to be the central problem of philosophy was not accepted, just like Descartes’ solution to his problem was not accepted. What was accepted, as with Descartes, was Hegel’s formulation of the central problem. In many respects it is the problem of human finitude and the possibility of knowledge and truth, which have dominated modern philosophy after Hegel.