An adequate account of the sensible world: Aristotle and Merleau-Ponty. A comparative study
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Wilhelm S. Wurzer
Calvin L. Troup
body, chiasm, Choice, desire, hylomorphism, intentionality, self, sensible, sexuality, skilful coping, soul, virtue, world
This study discusses some similarities between Maurice Merleau-Ponty's and Aristotle's ontologies, demonstrates bases of their agreement on perception, and suggests that these two thinkers would agree that we are ongoing projects in this birthing world. By affirming that human beings are indeed complex, ambiguous beings, who will never cease to fascinate and leave us with a sense of awe and wonder, this dissertation shows why attentiveness and openness to being (existence) is important and even urgent.
Okogie, P. (2007). An adequate account of the sensible world: Aristotle and Merleau-Ponty. A comparative study (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1570