A reabilitação do sensível em Merleau-Ponty tendo como pano de fundo a filosofia de Kant
In this paper, we want to address the Merleau Ponty's thesis which states that occidental philosophical tradition mistreats sensibility. It's not as we had some kind of substantial doubt regarding this statement which is, in fact, historically and philosophically accurate. However, what is not clear enough is the reason for disregarding the notable effort developed by Kant to restore its value and importance. Thus, we will first attend Kant's sensibility doctrine which underlies both knowledge and taste, and concentrate subsequently on the reasons for the diagnosis of its insufficiency, according to the principies established by Merleau-Ponty's theoretical perspective. A final question regarding the distinction between a "Sensitive Reason" and a so called "Aesthetic Reason" will guide the reader trough the central assumptions that lie behind this critical assessment expounded by Merieau-Ponty's new ontology.