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Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Maurice Merleau-Ponty was born in 1908 in Rochefort-sur-Mer, France. Drawn to philosophy from a young age, Merleau-Ponty would go on to study alongside Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and Simone Weil at the famous Ecole Normale Superieure. He completed a Docteur es lettres based on two dissertations, La structure du comportement (1942) and Phenomenologie de la perception (1945). After a brief post at the University of Lyon, Merleau-Ponty returned to Paris in 1949 when he was awarded the...See more