Mundo-de-la-vida, Intercorporeidad, Tierra: Merleau-Ponty y la fenomenología

  • Antonino Firenze Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona


One of the most important phenomenological problems that influenced Merleau-Ponty's work is the idea of a comeback to the lifeworld like primordial ground as much of the individual philosophical refiection as of the intersubjective experience of knowledge. The aim of this paper is to highlight the character, in the same breath paradoxical and founding, of the otherness experience that, according to Merleau-Ponty, the phenomenológical concept of intersubjectivity involves. Therefore, Merleau-Ponty radicalizes this husserlian concept with the notion of intercorporeity. In this manner, what the French philosopher wants to carry out is not as much an extemal criticism to the phenomenology, but rather the radical phenomenological purpose to take phenomenology to its extremes limits. Questioning the dualism of empirical and transcendental, of sensible passivity and refiexive activity, of material exteriority and inner spiritual reality, the concept of intercorporeity refers to a kind of being that prevents from the pretension of a definitive foundation on the base of one of the two sides of this metaphysical polarity. ln contrast with this dualism, and according to the Merleau-Ponty's "new ontology", the concept of intercorporeity has an outstanding relevance because announces the ontological co-existence of the human being with the Nature's and Earth's being.


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How to Cite
FIRENZE, Antonino. Mundo-de-la-vida, Intercorporeidad, Tierra: Merleau-Ponty y la fenomenología. Phainomenon, [S.l.], n. 20-21, p. 129-142, oct. 2010. ISSN 2183-0142. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 may 2024.