From “Phenomenological Body” to “Reversible Flesh”: the Transformation of Merleau-Ponty's Aesthetic Theory
Shu Zhifeng;the School of Philosophy of Renmin University of China;Yale University;
Merleau-Ponty's philosophical thinking is also aesthetics. Such an openness is vital for him,since it concerns the sensitivity and becoming of selfhood philosophy,without being trapped in the dilemma in traditional philosophy. With the transition from the "phenomenological body"to the "reversible flesh"in his philosophy,Merleau-Ponty'aesthetics shifts from perception and sensibility to ontology and "element". In his early works Cézanne's Doubt,Indirect Language and The Voice of Silence,and late work Eye and Mind,painting is always central to Merleau-Ponty 's aesthetic thinking,because the pure"vision"in painting refers to the visual dimension that is ignored and marginalized in conscious philosophy. The visual dimension concerns the opening of the primordial world and becoming of the structure of "visible and invisible".
【CateGory Index】： I01