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Veronique M. Foti - Author

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Phenomenology and the Primacy of the Political

Phenomenology and the Primacy of the Political

Author: Veronique M. Foti Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2017

This volume is a Festschrift in honor of Jacques Taminiaux and examines the primacy of the political within phenomenology. These objectives support each other, in that Taminiaux's own intellectual itinerary brought him increasingly to an affirmation of the importance of the political. Divided into four sections, the essays contained in this volume engage with different aspects of the political dimension of phenomenology: its dialogue with classic texts of political philosophy, the political facets of phenomenological praxis, phenomenology's contribution to actual political debates, and the impact of Taminiaux's work in the shaping of phenomenology's notion of politics. The phrase the primacy of the political echoes the primacy of perception as it was famously defined by Merleau-Ponty. This book emphasizes, however, the inescapability of the political rather than its foundational character, i.e. the fact that various itineraries of thought, explored in different fields of phenomenological research, give rise to politically relevant reflections. It points out and elucidates political connotations that haunt phenomenological concepts, such as 'world', 'self', 'nature', 'intersubjectivity, or 'language', and traces them to a broad range of approaches, concepts, and methods. In its explorations, the book discusses a broad range of thinkers, including, but not limited to, Aristotle and Kant, Bergson, Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Arendt.

Tracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty

Tracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty

Author: Veronique M. Foti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2013

The French philosopher Renaud Barbaras remarked that late in Maurice Merleau-Ponty's career, The phenomenology of perception fulfills itself as a philosophy of expression. In Tracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Biology and Ontology, Veronique M. Foti addresses the guiding yet neglected theme of expression in Merleau-Ponty's thought. She traces Merleau-Ponty's ideas about how individuals express creative or artistic impulses through his three essays on aesthetics, his engagement with animality and the new biology in the second of his lecture courses on nature of 1957-58, and in his late ontology, articulated in 1964 in the fragmentary text of Le visible et l'invisible (The Visible and the Invisible). With the exception of a discussion of Merleau-Ponty's 1945 essay Cezanne's Doubt, Foti engages with Merleau-Ponty's late and final thought, with close attention to both his scientific and philosophical interlocutors, especially the continental rationalists. Expression shows itself, in Merleau-Ponty's thought, to be primordial, and this innate and fundamental nature of expression has implications for his understanding of artistic creation, science, and philosophy.

Tracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty

Tracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty

Author: Veronique M. Foti Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2013

The French philosopher Renaud Barbaras remarked that late in Maurice Merleau-Ponty's career, The phenomenology of perception fulfills itself as a philosophy of expression. In Tracing Expression in Merleau-Ponty: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Biology and Ontology, Veronique M. Foti addresses the guiding yet neglected theme of expression in Merleau-Ponty's thought. She traces Merleau-Ponty's ideas about how individuals express creative or artistic impulses through his three essays on aesthetics, his engagement with animality and the new biology in the second of his lecture courses on nature of 1957-58, and in his late ontology, articulated in 1964 in the fragmentary text of Le visible et l'invisible (The Visible and the Invisible) . With the exception of a discussion of Merleau-Ponty's 1945 essay Cezanne's Doubt, Foti engages with Merleau-Ponty's late and final thought, with close attention to both his scientific and philosophical interlocutors, especially the continental rationalists. Expression shows itself, in Merleau-Ponty's thought, to be primordial, and this innate and fundamental nature of expression has implications for his understanding of artistic creation, science, and philosophy.

Heidegger and the Poets

Heidegger and the Poets

Author: Veronique M. Foti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/1995

Veronique Foti delves into the full range of Heideggerian texts to elaborate the problematics of historicity, language, and the structure of disclosure or manifestation in connection with the Herman poets whom Heidegger invoked along his path of thinking. Foti's reading of these ports (Morike, Trakl, Rilke, Holderlin, and Celan) is a probing inquiry into the aesthetic, ethical, and political implications of Heidegger's thought. She knows how technicity (techne) and poetizing (poiesis) are opposed yet brought together in Heidegger's hermeneutic phenomenology, how they are both politicized and linked with ethical praxis, and how technicity, poetizing, and praxis cannot be dissevered from Heidegger's essential thinking.