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Ausgabe:

Januar/2019

Spalte:

104–106

Kategorie:

Philosophie, Religionsphilosophie

Autor/Hrsg.:

Edgar, Orion

Titel/Untertitel:

Things Seen and Unseen. The Logic of Incarnation in Merleau-Ponty’s Metaphysics of Flesh.

Verlag:

Cambridge: James Clarke (Lutterworth) 2016. 274 S. Kart. £ 22,75. ISBN 978-0-2271-7594-1.

Rezensent:

Johanne Stubbe Teglbjærg Kristensen

In Things Seen and Unseen, Orion Edgar, a priest in the Church of England, aims to explicate Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s ontology and show how it »points towards a metaphysical completion ground-ed in the logic of the Catholic tradition« (1). According to E., the thought of Merleau-Ponty »does not by any means require a Christian commitment to make sense,« but on the other hand it is »informed by an essential strand of the Christian tradition, namely its incarnationalism,« which gives it significance for Christian thought, and »demands a theological interpretation.« (3) Concretely, E. wishes to explicate Merleau-Ponty’s ontology as overcoming conceptual dualisms without falling into monism, and as seeking to liberate the thinker »by identifying the common source of their elements ...


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