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    Heroism and history in Merleau-Ponty’s existential phenomenology
    Continental Philosophy Review 43 (2): 167-191. 2010.
    Whereas Phenomenology of Perception concludes with a puzzling turn to “heroism,” this article examines the short essay “Man, the Hero” as a source of insight into Merleau-Ponty’s thought in the early postwar period. In this essay, Merleau-Ponty presented a conception of heroism through which he expressed the attitude toward post-Hegelian philosophy of history that underwrote his efforts to reform Marxism along existential lines. Analyzing this conception of heroism by unpacking the implicit cont…Read more
  •  350
    Generating Sense
    Schutzian Research 3 (n/a): 121-132. 2011.
    The aim of phenomenology is to provide a critical account of the origins and genesis of the world. This implies that the standpoint of the phenomenologicalreduction is properly extramundane. But it remains an outstanding task to formulate a credible account of the reduction that would be adequate to this seemingly impossible methodological condition. This paper contributes to rethinking the reduction accordingly. Building on efforts to thematize its intersubjective and corporeal aspects, the red…Read more
  •  46
    Desire and Distance
    Symposium 11 (1): 188-193. 2007.
  •  46
    Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology
    Symposium 12 (2): 186-195. 2008.
  •  45
    Michael J. Thompson, ed., Georg Lukács Reconsidered: Critical Essays in Politics, Philosophy and Aesthetics, Review by Bryan Smyth (review)
    Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale 16 (2): 274-280. 2012.
  •  44
    Foucault and Binswanger: Beyond the Dream
    Philosophy Today 55 (Supplement): 92-101. 2011.
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    Résumé: Sur la fausseté de fa “fausse conscience”
    Chiasmi International 9 145-145. 2007.
  •  35
    On the Falseness of “False Consciousness”
    Chiasmi International 9 131-144. 2007.
  •  35
    Ted Toadvine, Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy of Nature (review)
    Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale 15 (2): 251-255. 2011.
  •  29
    Merleau-Ponty and the “Naturalization” of Phenomenology
    Philosophy Today 54 (Supplement): 153-162. 2010.
  •  27
    The Meontic and the Militant: On Merleau-Ponty’s Relation to Fink∗
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 19 (5). 2011.
    Abstract This paper clarifies the relationship between Merleau-Ponty?s Phenomenology of Perception and Fink?s Sixth Cartesian Meditation with regard to ?the idea of a transcendental theory of method?. Although Fink?s text played a singularly important role in the development of Merleau-Ponty?s postwar thought, contrary to recent claims made by Ronald Bruzina this influence was not positive. Reconstructing the basic methodological claims of each text, in particular with regard to the being of the…Read more
  •  24
    Riassunto: Sulla falsita della “falsa coscienza”
    Chiasmi International 9 146-146. 2007.
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    The primacy question in Merleau-Ponty’s existential phenomenology
    Continental Philosophy Review 50 (1): 127-149. 2017.
    This paper takes up the question as to what has primacy within Merleau-Ponty’s existential phenomenology as a way to provide insight into the relation between empirical science and transcendental philosophy within his account of embodiment. Contending that this primacy necessarily pertains to methodology, I show how Kurt Goldstein’s conception of biology provided Merleau-Ponty with a scientific model for approaching human existence holistically in which primacy pertains to the transcendental pra…Read more
  •  20
    Merleau-Ponty and the Generation of Animals
    PhaenEx 2 (2): 170-215. 2007.
    Merleau-Ponty recognized that phenomenology's methodological coherence required that it reject anthropocentricity and extend its scope beyond the human realm. But he also recognized that this does not change the central role played by human consciousness in phenomenology, which he thus construed as a practical, humanistic project based on 'ontological faith'. Merleau-Ponty's phenomenological contributions concerning animals, then, and in particular his notion of 'interanimality', need to be unde…Read more
  •  15
    De-Moralizing Heroism
    Southwest Philosophy Review 36 (1): 65-74. 2020.
    Agents’ self-reports in cases of reactive heroism often deny the optionality, and hence the supererogatory status, of their actions, while conversely supporting a view of these actions in terms of nonselfsacrificial existential necessity. Taking such claims seriously thus makes it puzzling as to why such cases elicit strong approbation. To resolve this puzzle, I show how this necessity can be understood in the predispositional embodied terms of unreflective ethical expertise, such that the agent…Read more
  •  13
    Merleau-Ponty and the Myth of Human Incarnation
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 30 (3): 382-394. 2016.
    In this article I will argue that Merleau-Ponty’s reinterpretation of Husserlian phenomenology—in particular as this was initially worked out in Phenomenology of Perception1—is premised methodologically on a certain mythic view of nature and of human embodiment in particular. I will claim, in other words, that the corporeal turn that is central to the philosophical attractiveness of Merleau-Pontian phenomenology rests upon a myth. Within the constraints of this short article, I will explain how …Read more
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    Generating Sense: Schizophrenia and Phenomenological Praxis
    Schutzian Research. A Yearbook of Worldly Phenomenology and Qualitative Social Science 3 (n/a): 121-132. 2011.
    The aim of phenomenology is to provide a critical account of the origins and genesis of the world. This implies that the standpoint of the phenomenologicalreduction is properly extramundane. But it remains an outstanding task to formulate a credible account of the reduction that would be adequate to this seemingly impossible methodological condition. This paper contributes to rethinking the reduction accordingly. Building on efforts to thematize its intersubjective and corporeal aspects, the red…Read more
  •  6
    Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology: The Problem of Ideal Objects (review)
    Symposium 12 (2): 186-195. 2008.
  •  6
    Desire and Distance: Introduction to a Phenomenology of Perception (review)
    Symposium 11 (1): 188-193. 2007.
  •  6
    The Things Themselves: Phenomenology and the Return to the Everyday (review)
    Symposium 11 (2): 468-471. 2007.