Merleau-Ponty's Human-Animality Intertwining and the Animal Question

  title={Merleau-Ponty's Human-Animality Intertwining and the Animal Question},
  author={Louise Westling},
Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s late work locates humans within a wild or brute being that sustains a synergy among life forms. His “Nature” lectures explored the philosophical implications of evolutionary biology and animal studies and, with The Visible and the Invisible, describe a horizontal kinship between humans and other animals. This work offers a striking alternative to Heidegger’s panicky insistence on an abyss between humans and other animals, which Derrida questions though cannot seem to… Expand
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