Phenomenology 2010

Volume 3, 2011

Selected Essays from the Euro-Mediterranean Area

Xavier Escribano
Pages 127-139

El cuerpo como simbólica general del mundo en el pensamiento de Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Th e aim of this paper is to provide an interpretation of the statement of Merleau-Ponty that holds that the human body is “a general symbolism of the world”. Through the author’s text, it will be shown that this formula can refer to at least three complementary meanings: the body as a synergic system; the body as a capacity of sympathy or identification with the perceived world and, finally, the body as an endless capacity of meaning.

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