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ERIC Number: ED316508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Pages: 19
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Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy: Implications for a New Style of Teaching: Focus on Intersubjectivity.
Morrison, Harriet B.
Maurice Merleau-Ponty's philosophy offers an existential phenomenological interpretation of subjectivity and the shared world. He offers a perceptually based philosophy which can be mined for implications and interpretations for a new style of teaching relevant to the contemporary social and educational scene. This paper analyzes Merleau-Ponty's interpretation of subjectivity for its implications for a new style of teaching. The discussion explores the concepts of primordial unity, the significance of perception, the place of the self, the body, the dialectic of subject and other(s), and the relatedness of subject and object. Merleau-Ponty's treatment of the socio-cultural world imbued with both ambiguity and contingency and energized with freedom is included. Implications for teaching style are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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