Acknowledgments Introduction Gail Weiss Part I Ontological and Developmental Concerns: Difference and the Other 1. Merleau-Ponty, Bergson, and the Question of Ontology Elizabeth Grosz 2. Elemental Alterity: Levinas and Merleau-Ponty Lawrence Hass 3. The Developing Body: A Reading of Merleau-Ponty's Conception of Women in the Sorbonne Lectures Talia Welsh Part II Feminist Possibilities: Reading Irigaray, Reading Merleau-Ponty 4. Phenomenology in the Feminine: Irigaray's Relationship to Merleau-Ponty Annemie Halsema 5. The Language of the Lips, Merleau-Ponty and Irigaray: Toward a Culture of Difference Bruce Young Part III Literary Enactments: Merleau-Ponty, Proust, and Stein 6. Among the Hawthorns: Marcel Proust and Maurice Merleau-Ponty Patricia M. Locke 7. "Mixing the Outside with the Inside": Interior Geographies and Domestic Horizons in Gertrude Stein Justine Dymond Part IV Ethical Challenges: Recognition, Reciprocity, Violence, and Care 8. Beyond Recognition: Merleau-Ponty and an Ethics of Vision Kelly Oliver 9. Ethical Reciprocity at the Interstices of Communion and Disruption Sally Fischer 10. Merleau-Ponty, Reciprocity, and the Reversibility of Perspectives Greg Johnson 11. Entering the Place We Already Live: A Phenomenology of Female Voice Janice McLane 12. Resources for Feminist Care Ethics in Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of the Body Maurice Hamington Part V Sedimented Meanings: Conservation and Transformation 13. Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks? Habitual Horizons in James, Bourdieu, and Merleau-Ponty Gail Weiss 14. The Borderlands of Identity and Culture Rashmika Pandya 15. Entwining the Body and the World: Architectural Design and Experience in the Light of "Eye and Mind" Rachel McCann List of Contributors Index
Gail Weiss is Professor of Philosophy and Human Sciences at the George Washington University. She is the coeditor (with Jeffrey Jerome Cohen) of Thinking the Limits of the Body, also published by SUNY Press, and (with Dorothea Olkowski) of Feminist Interpretations of Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
"...performs the valuable service of pointing Merleau-Ponty scholarship in a more interdisciplinary direction." - CHOICE "This is a philosophically interesting and valuable collection. I like its broad range of topics, its interdisciplinary character, and the fact that it made me think about Merleau-Ponty in unexpected and instructive ways." - William S. Hamrick, coeditor of Merleau-Ponty and Environmental Philosophy: Dwelling on the Landscapes of Thought