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Merleau-Ponty, Maurice
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(Mar 3, 1908, Rochefort – May 3, 1961 Paris), French philosopher, leading representative of phenomenology. After completing his studies, Merleau-Ponty taught first in secondary schools, and then, between 1935 and 1939, at the École Normale Supérieure, where he had been a student. During the German occupation of France he was active in the resistance. In 1945 he became professor in Lyon, and a year later returned to Paris, first to the Sorbonne. From 1952 until his death he taught at the Collège de France. From 1945 to 1953 he edited the periodical Les temps modernes, toge…

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Figal, Günter, “Merleau-Ponty, Maurice”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13978>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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