Towards a Phenomenology of Grief: insights from Merleau-Ponty

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This paper shows how phenomenological research can enhance our understanding of what it is to experience grief. I focus specifically on themes in the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, in order to develop an account that emphasizes two importantly different ways of experiencing indeterminacy. This casts light on features of grief that are disorienting and difficult to describe, while also making explicit an aspect of experience upon which the possibility of phenomenological inquiry itself depends.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-669
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Journal of Philosophy
Issue number3
Early online date17 Dec 2019
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2020

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