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FT-53462-05

Galen A. Johnson
University of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI 02881-1967)

Thinking Through Merleau-Ponty's Aesthetics: The Retrieval of the Beautiful

In spite of the originality of the aesthetic ideas of French philosopher, Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908-1961), we still lack a comprehensive study of his aesthetics. My project is to fill that need by completing a book with the working title, THINKING THROUGH MERLEAU-PONTY'S AESTHETICS: THE RETRIEVAL OF THE BEAUTIFUL. In Part One, the philosopher’s leading aesthetic ideas in "Eye and Mind" will be analyzed as they developed from Merleau-Ponty's studies of Leonardo, Cezanne, Klee, and Rodin. Part Two will extend his aesthetic ideas toward abstract expressionism and the contemporary debate regarding the eclipse and retrieval of the beautiful.

Project fields:
Aesthetics

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2005 – 6/30/2005