Five Card Story: Maurice Merleau-Ponty

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a Five Card Flickr story by Olive Jocelle created Oct 11 2020, 10:43:12 am. Create a new one!

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The first story which is bionicteaching shows Maurice life. Maurice Jean Jacques Merleau-Ponty was born on March 14, 1908 and sad to say, he died on 1961. And like many others of his generation, his father was killed in world war 1. He completed his philosophy education at the Ecole Normale Superieure in 1930 and rapidly became one of the foremost French Philosophers during and after the world war 2. Aside from being the Chair of child psychology at Sorbonne in 1949, he was also awarded as the youngest ever chair of philosophy at the college de France.He continued to fulfill this role until his untimely death in 1961.In serenae, it shows us that Maurice contributed big time in understanding our self. He was also the contributor in philosophy of art, history, language, nature, and politics. In third board which is a picture of a flower. It shows us that his works are commonly associated with philosophical movement called existentialism and its intention to begin an analysis of the concrete experiences, perceptions and difficulties of human existence. Serenae in fourth picture we see a 2 humans speaking to each other. Maurice
stated that “I am my body” cannot simply be interpreted as advocating a materialist, behaviorist type position. He also enriches the concept of the body to allow it to both think and perceive. The last pic tells us that our body can not be viewed solely as an object, or material entity of the world

"I am my body" really change my philosophy in life. Knowing this, change my perception in my body. We can not see our body as an object only because this is us, us alone. Before, I just see my body as an object that is slave in my mind but Maurice taught me that it should not, that it was wrong. I should claim that I am my body. According to him body and mind are inseparable. If I feel happy then my body will act happy and when I feel anger then my body will act angry. This scenario shows that my body is not just an object because it is my own self and I am happy being me. :)

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