Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Barbarian Principle: Merleau-Ponty, Schelling, and the Question of Nature

Toward the end of his life, Maurice Merleau-Ponty made a striking retrieval of the thinking of F. W. J. Schelling. The issue at hand was the question of nature—how are we to think what is at stake with this idea?—and Merleau-Ponty took this question up in relation to Schelling’s nature philosophy in a manner that was mutually illuminating. The Barbarian Principle explores the relationship between these two thinkers, reawakening a dialogue that will be of special interest to phenomenologists, those interested in the ongoing Schelling renaissance and/or environmental studies, and all those concerned with the continuing ecological crisis.

Looks like something to watch out for once the paperback is available.  For now a library copy would work just fine.  Link HERE.