Merleau-Ponty, “The War Has Taken Place”

This is from the beginning of Merleau-Ponty’s essay, “The War Has Taken Place.” I’m particularly moved by the way MP displays the ignorance that led them to conceive of “what it was to live in peace, in France, and in a certain world situation” as “what it was to live.” Is it possible to transcend this background …

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Paul Ricoeur on Husserl

Paul Ricoeur was a student of Gabriel Marcel, who translated Husserl. He began to note problems with phenomenology, one of which he describes below: “We have a direct language to say purpose, motive, and ‘I can,’ but we speak of evil by means of metaphors. . . . It seemed, therefore, that a direct reflection …

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