Merleau-Ponty: The Self as Embodied Subjectivity


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Which of these were written by Merleau-Ponty?

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1. Which of these asserts that reason and mental perception, rather than physical senses and experience, are the basis of knowledge and self?

2. Which of these asserts that our physical senses are our only source of knowledge?

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Maurice Merleau-Ponty was a French philosopher who made significant contributions to the theory of the body and its relationship to subjectivity. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of specific principles of his philosophy, as well as his major philosophical works. Some things you'll be assessed on include works written by him, philosophical ideas he opposed, and what he believed about the mind and body

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to identify:

  • Works written by Merleau-Ponty
  • The philosophical idea emphasizing reason and mental perception
  • The philosophical idea emphasizing physical senses
  • Merleau-Ponty's belief system
  • Propositions Merleau-Ponty would agree with

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Merleau-Ponty's philosophy and works
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Merleau-Ponty's views on the body and subjectivity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Merleau-Ponty's philosophical works, and how it diverged from other predominant philosophical ideas

Additional Learning

To learn more about Merleau-Ponty's philosophy and major works, review the accompanying lesson on Merleau-Ponty: The Self as Embodied Subjectivity. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Subject
  • Rationalism
  • Empiricism
  • Merleau-Ponty's ideas