|290-3||Graduate Seminar: Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception||Noë||Th 2-4||234 Moses|
This seminar will be devoted to a close reading of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception. The central concern of the course will be to understand Merleau-Ponty’s importance for contemporary philosophy as well as cognitive science.
We will use the new Donald A Landes translation of Phenomenology of Perception (Routledge 2012). Two other books are required: Komarine Romdenh-Romluc’s Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Merleau-Ponty and Phenomenology of Perception (Routledge 2011), and Reading Merleau-Ponty, edited by Thomas Baldwin (Routledge 2007). These three books have been ordered at University Press Books, 2430 Bancroft Way, in Berkeley.
We will begin in the first class with the famous “Preface” to the Phenomenology of Perception and then reread it for the last meeting in light of having read the whole text. For the first class, please also read the first chapters of Romdenh-Romluc and Baldwin.
This is a graduate research course and is intended for graduate students of philosophy. It will be open to others only by permission of the instructor.