Merleau-Ponty’s Responses to Skepticism: A Critical Appraisal.

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  • Author(s): Sacrini, Marcus (AUTHOR)
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    International Journal of Philosophical Studies. Dec2013, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p713-734. 22p.
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    • Abstract:
      In this article, I reconstruct and evaluate Merleau-Ponty’s main responses to philosophical skepticism in the relevant parts of his work. To begin with, I introduce the skeptical argument that Merleau-Ponty most often tried to refute, namely, the dream argument. Secondly, I show how Merleau-Ponty, in his initial works, excludes the skeptical problem by appealing to a general contact with the world guaranteed by perception. Finally, I analyze how in his last texts Merleau-Ponty considers at least some uses of the skeptical arguments as tools to make our opaque contact with being explicit. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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