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Early Merleau-Ponty in a Dialogue with Naturalism and Psychology

(Original title: Raný Merleau-Ponty v diskusii s naturalizmom a psychológiou)
Filozofia, 66 (2011), 9, 935-943.
Type of work: Anniversaries
Publication language: Slovak

The aim of the paper is an examination of the critical passages in Merleau-Ponty’s La structure du comportement to show the fruitfulness of Merleau-Ponty’s critical examination of scientific interpretations of behavior and of several case-studies. Further, attention is paid to criticism of Gestaltpsychology and transcendentalism. In the end the author tries to show, how useful Merleau-Ponty’s “inductive” approach and his way of argumentation used in the book could be for reading of his later works, as well as for phenomenological enquiries in general.


Merleau-Ponty, Naturalism, Gestaltpsychology, Transcendentalism, Behavior, Phenomenology

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