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The logos of the living world : Merleau-Ponty, animals, and language

Author: Louise Hutchings Westling
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2014.
Series: Groundworks : ecological issues in philosophy and theology
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is an interdisciplinary work that puts Maurice Merleau-Ponty's philosophy into dialogue with evolutionary biology, animal studies, and literature, arguing for evolutionary continuity between human cultural and linguistic behaviours and the semiotic activities of other animals. Differing from other studies of Merleau-Ponty's work, this book emphasises his lifelong attention to science, showing how his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Westling, Louise Hutchings.
Logos of the living world.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2013021375
Named Person: Maurice Merleau-Ponty; Maurice Merleau-Ponty; Maurice Merleau-Ponty
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Hutchings Westling
ISBN: 0823255654 9780823255658 0823255662 9780823255665
OCLC Number: 859158966
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 187 pages).
Contents: Philosophy of life --
Animal kin --
Language is everywhere.
Series Title: Groundworks : ecological issues in philosophy and theology
Responsibility: Louise Westling.

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