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What does the "essence of time" mean for Merleau-Ponty?

Merleau-Ponty is a phenomenologist so his received view is "essence" in a Husserlian sense, as the ideal core of an intentional object, see What does Husserl mean by essences? However, he is also an ...
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In what ways is Merleau-Ponty following (late/unpublished) Husserl?

Good question, except that the answer is worth at least one or two doctoral theses. The question is way above my own amateur level, so perhaps this should just be a comment. However, as far as I ...
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Did Maurice Mearleau-Ponty really say this quote?

Yes, the quote is indeed from the Phenomenology of Perception. It can be found on page 482 of the Landes translation published by Routledge in 2012. The same passage, in different translation, can be ...
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Starting on Husserl and Merleau-Ponty

Alp Uzman's answer is great, Robert Sokolowski's Introduction to Phenomenology is truly second to none resource for beginners. It describes nearly all Husserlian methods and terms. You should ...
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Starting on Husserl and Merleau-Ponty

My humble suggestion would be Robert Sokolowski's Introduction to Phenomenology. I haven't read Moran's introduction, but a quick look at the contents suggests he chases names and texts. Sokolowski's ...
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What image to get an intuition of quantum interference?

For two reasons, interweaving is not a helpful analogy. Firstly, it implies some degree of mutual twisting around, whereas interference or superposition is no more than an addition. Secondly, it doesn'...
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What is the idea of flux?

Thanks to your answer to my comment I consider your question to be the following: What is inside that jump? The answer of quantum mechanics (QM) is more radical than one would imagine on the base of ...
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What is the meaning of this aphorism by Merleau-Ponty

See Merleau-Ponty: -Ponty often uses the words “meaning” (signification) and “sense” (sens) in characterizing the content of experience, perceptual or otherwise. Unlike the English word, however, it ...
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What is Merleau-Ponty's "perceptual faith"?

Merleau-Ponty was both a distinguished, creative philosopher and (no contradiction) rather hard work for the reader. The following extract might make the phrase, 'perceptual faith', marginally clearer ...
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What is Merleau-Ponty's "perceptual faith"?

See Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible (1964), Ch.1 Reflection and Interrogation : THE PERCEPTUAL FAITH AND ITS OBSCURITY : WE SEE THE THINGS THEMSELVES, the world is what we see: ...
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According to theories of embodiment, am I in all my body?

I understand your question as asking: In which sense is it meaningfull to say “I am in my body?” Expressed in modern terms the question asks about the content and the limits of the human self-model. ...
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What was Merleau-Ponty a realist about?

I interpret "realist about X" as meaning "thought of X as real". But then, your OP speaks of "mind-independence" as a criteria for what is "real". Merleau-Ponty ...
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