Death of French Philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Death of French Philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Maurice Merleau-Ponty
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French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty dies at the age of 53.

Maurice Merleau-Ponty was the first French philosopher who used the term "phenomenology" in the title of a major work, and much of his philosophy was oriented towards showing how and why phenomenology was an important philosophical concern.

This goal leads others to regard him as a proponent of phenomenology, but he did little with the work of Edmund Husserl. Maurice Merleau-Ponty did share many of the same concerns as Sartre, though he was not an existentialist either.

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