Sense and Nonsense

Written between 1945 and 1947, these essays provide an excellent introduction to Merleau-Ponty's thought. They summarize his previous insights and exhibit their widest range of application--in aesthetics, ethics, politics, and the sciences of man. Each essay opens new perspectives to man's search for reason.

"Although generally ignored in this country, Merleau-Ponty is one of the most influential and gifted philosophers to emerge from the holocaust of World War II. Thanks to this series, some of his works are now appearing for the first time in English translation." --Choice

"For the English-speaking psychologist who is interested generally in phenomenological psychology and in Merleau-Ponty's philosophy and conception of the 'behavioral' sciences, this translation must be considered an indispensable work." --Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry