• Title: The Ontology of Becoming and the Ethics of Particularity
  • Author: M.C. Dillon Lawrence Hass
  • ISBN: 9780821419991
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Ontology of Becoming and the Ethics of Particularity M C Dillon was widely regarded as a world leading Merleau Ponty scholar His book Merleau Ponty s Ontology is recognized as a classic text that revolutionized the philosophical conversat
    M C Dillon 1938 2005 was widely regarded as a world leading Merleau Ponty scholar His book Merleau Ponty s Ontology 1988 is recognized as a classic text that revolutionized the philosophical conversation about the great French phenomenologist Dillon followed that book with two others Semiological Reductionism, a critique of early 1990s linguistic reductionism, andM C Dillon 1938 2005 was widely regarded as a world leading Merleau Ponty scholar His book Merleau Ponty s Ontology 1988 is recognized as a classic text that revolutionized the philosophical conversation about the great French phenomenologist Dillon followed that book with two others Semiological Reductionism, a critique of early 1990s linguistic reductionism, and Beyond Romance, a richly developed theory of love At the time of his death, Dillon had nearly completed two further books to which he was passionately committed The first one offers a highly original interpretation of Nietzsche s ontology of becoming The second offers a detailed ethical theory based on Merleau Ponty s account of carnal intersubjectivity The Ontology of Becoming and the Ethics of Particularity collects these two manuscripts written by a distinguished philosopher at the peak of his powers manuscripts that, taken together, offer a distinctive and powerful view of human life and ethical relations.

    One Reply to “The Ontology of Becoming and the Ethics of Particularity”

    1. these are two book/essays on which dillon was working at his death, so evaluation will be at least as speculative as merleau-ponty's last works. good but not great, the first investigates Nietzsche, the second m-p, but neither engage me as much as his work 'Merleau-Ponty's Ontology'. dillon in this work seems to believe certain nietzchean ideas- of the herd, of resentment, of individual values crushed by collective- that I find mistaken, that I can conceive as intrapersonal and not interpersonal [...]

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