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Merleau‐Ponty

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print February 1996 | ISBN: 9780198236238
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597268 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198236239.003.0003
Merleau‐Ponty

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Involves further development of the ideas from Merleau–Ponty broached in the previous chapter. Merleau–Ponty's account of the relation between perception and art is given a detailed exposition. It is then critically appraised and defended in a broader philosophical context. Particular attention is paid to the concept of style, and the significance of painting.

Keywords: Merleau–Ponty; painting; perception; style

Chapter.  6279 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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