Deleuze and Merleau-Ponty: An Aesthetics of Difference. / Somers-Hall, Henry.

In: Symposium, the Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2006, p. 213-222.

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The purposes of this paper are two-fold. Firstly to show the importance within Deleuze’s aesthetics of the notion of the Gestalt, conceived of as a figure against a background, and secondly to show the degree to which the recognition of the importance of this notion leads to a sympathy for the themes of Merleau-Ponty within his work. After showing the motivations for Merleau-Ponty’s adoption of the concept of the Gestalt, and its application within Eye and Mind, I want to show that despite the similarities in their analyses, Merleau-Ponty’s analysis is ultimately incapable of providing a complete description of the work of art.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-222
Number of pages9
JournalSymposium, the Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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