Book Review by Iulian Apostolescu of Douglas Low's, Merleau-Ponty in Contemporary Context: Philosophy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century.


"Douglas Low's engaging new book attempts to offer an interpretation and defense of Merleau-Ponty's unique effort to ground phenomenology in the body's lived through perceptual encounter with the world and others, as well as his effort to integrate the phenomenological description of human beings, as carnal, sensuous agents, with both the natural and social sciences." (413)

"The book on a whole fulfills its aims admirably, providing an advanced introductory survey of the whole of Merleau-Ponty's non-reductive understanding of the relation between the orders of nature, life, and humanity, together with provocative and illuminating suggestions on a number of important particular points of dispute." (415)

Studia Phaenomenologica
Volume 14, 2014
Place, Environment, Atmosphere
Iulian Apostolescu
Pages 413-415