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 Maurice Merleau Ponty

Maurice Merleau Ponty

Birth
Rochefort, Departement de la Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death 4 May 1961 (aged 53)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 52
Memorial ID 7838 · View Source
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Philosopher. Known as one of the most important exponents of the Phenomenology. Graduated in Philosophy at the University of Lyon in 1930, he obtained his Doctorate in Literature with the publication of the essays", La Structure du comportement" and "Phénoménologie de la perception". After several years of teaching in some Lycées, in 1948 was appointed Professor at the University of Lyon, and the following year he obtained the Chair of Philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris. Since 1952, he was also Professor at the Collège de France. His ideas were heavily influenced by Husserl, the founder of Phenomenology. However, in the following years his thought evolved towards positions closer to Existentialism, and therefore closer to the thesis of Jean Paul Sartre and Martin Heidegger. After 1945, the year of the doctorate, has written other works, including "Humanisme et terreur. Essais sur le probleme communiste" and "Les aventures de la dialectical".

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7838
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maurice Merleau Ponty (14 Mar 1908–4 May 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7838, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .