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Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Selected Bibliography

 

This bibliography intends to include all of Merleau-Ponty’s works that are available in English translation, and all book-length works and collections published in French.

For a comprehensive bibliography of Merleau-Ponty's published and unpublished writings and recordings in French, including an inventory of the archival materials at the Bibliothèque Nationale, see Emmanuel de Saint Aubert, Du Lien des êtres aux éléments de l’être: Merleau-Ponty au tournant des années 1945-1951 (Paris: Vrin, 2004), 321-347. Other useful bibliographies include François Lapointe and Clara Lapointe, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and his Critics: An International Bibliography (New York and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1976) and Kerry Whiteside, “The Merleau-Ponty Bibliography: Additions and Corrections,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 21 (1983): 195-201.

 

Please send any corrections or additions to Ted Toadvine, toadvine [a] uoregon.edu

 

1942

 

La Structure du comportement. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1942. Translated by Alden Fisher under the title The Structure of Behavior (Boston: Beacon Press, 1963; London: Methuen, 1965).

 

1945

 

Phénoménologie de la perception. Paris: Gallimard, 1945. Translated by Colin Smith under the title Phenomenology of Perception (New York: Humanities Press, 1962; London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962; translation revised by Forrest Williams, 1981; reprinted, 2002).

 

1947

 

Humanisme et terreur, essai sur le problème communiste. Paris: Gallimard, 1947. Translated by John O’Neill under the title Humanism and Terror: An Essay on the Communist Problem (Boston: Beacon Press, 1969).

 

1948

 

Sens et non-sens. Paris: Nagel, 1948; reprinted, Paris: Gallimard, 1996. Translated by Herbert L Dreyfus and Patricia Allen Dreyfus under the title Sense and Non-Sense (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1964).

 

1951

 

Les Relations avec autrui chez l’enfant. Paris: Centre de Documentation Universitaire, 1951; reprinted, 1975. Translated by William Cobb under the title “The Child’s Relations with Others,” in The Primacy of Perception (1964), 96-155.

 

1953

 

Éloge de la Philosophie, Lecon inaugurale faite au Collége de France, Le jeudi 15 janvier 1953. Paris: Gallimard, 1953. Translated by John Wild and James M Edie under the title In Praise of Philosophy (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1963).

 

1955

 

Les Aventures de la dialectique. Paris: Gallimard, 1955. Translated by Joseph Bien under the title Adventures of the Dialectic (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1973; London: Heinemann, 1974).

 

1956

 

Les Philosophes célèbres (Editor). Paris: Mazenod, 1956.

 

1958

 

Les Sciences de l’homme et la phénoménologie. Paris: Centre de Documentation Universitaire, 1958; reprinted, 1975. Translated by John Wild under the title “Phenomenology and the Sciences of Man,” in The Primacy of Perception (1964), 43-95.

 

1960

 

Éloge de la Philosophie et autres essais. Paris: Gallimard, 1960.

 

“Préface” to A. Hesnard, L’Œuvre de Freud. Paris: Payot, 1960. Translated by Alden L. Fisher as “Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis: Preface to Hesnard’s L’Oeuvre de Freud.” In Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry 18 (1982), 33-63; Reprinted as Merleau-Ponty & Psychology, edited by Keith Hoeller (Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1993).

 

Signes. Paris: Gallimard, 1960. Translated by Richard C McCleary under the title Signs (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1964).

 

1964

 

Merleau-Ponty à la Sorbonne: Résumés de ses cours établi par des étudiants et approuvé par lui-même. Special Issue of Bulletin de Psychologie, n. 236, tome 18 (November, 1964). Reprinted as Merleau-Ponty à la Sorbonne: résumés de cours 1949-1952. Paris: Cynara, 1988; and as Psychologie et pédagogie de l'enfant, cours de Sorbonne 1949-1952. Lagrasse: Verdier, 2001. Translated by Talia Welsh as Child Psychology and Pedagogy: The Sorbonne Lectures, 1949-1952 (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2010).

 

L’Œil et l’esprit. Paris: Gallimard, 1964. Translated by Carleton Dallery under the title “Eye and Mind,” in The Primacy of Perception (1964), 159-190. Revised translation by Michael Smith in The Merleau-Ponty Aesthetics Reader (1993), 121-149.

 

The Primary of Perception and Other Essays on Phenomenological Psychology, the Philosophy of Art, History and Politics. Edited by James M. Edie. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1964.

 

Le Visible et l’invisible, suivi de notes de travail. Edited by Claude Lefort. Paris: Gallimard, 1964. Translated by Alphonso Lingis under the title The Visible and the Invisible, Followed by Working Notes (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1968).

 

1968

 

Résumés de cours, Collège de France 1952-1960. Paris: Gallimard, 1968. Translated by John O’Neill under the title Themes from the Lectures at the Collège de France, 1952-1960 (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1970).

 

L’Union de l’âme et du corps chez Malebranche, Biran et Bergson, Notes prises au cours de Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Paris: J. Vrin, 1968. Translated by Paul B. Milan as The Incarnate Subject: Malebranche, Biran, and Bergson on the Union of Body and Soul, edited by Andrew G. Bjelland Jr. and Patrick Burke (Amherst, N.Y.: Humanity Books, 2001).

 

1969

 

The Essential Writings of Merleau-Ponty. Edited by Alden L. Fisher. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1969.

 

La Prose du monde. Paris: Gallimard, 1969. Translated by John O’Neill under the title The Prose of the World (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1973; London: Heinemann, 1974).

 

1971

 

Existence et dialectique. Edited by Maurice Dayan. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1971.

 

“La Nature de la perception.” Appendix to Theodore F. Geraets, Vers une nouvelle philosophie transcendantale: La genèse de la philosophie de Maurice Merleau-Ponty jusqu’à la Phénoménologie de la perception (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1971), 188-199. Translated by Forrest Williams as “Study Project on the Nature of Perception (1933)” and “The Nature of Perception (1934).” Research in Phenomenology 10 (1980), 1-20; reprinted as Merleau-Ponty: Perception, Structure, Language, edited by John Sallis (Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1981). Reprinted in Texts and Dialogues (1991), 74-84.

 

1973

 

Consciousness and the Acquisition of Language. Translated by Hugh J. Silverman. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1973. [Translation of “La Conscience et l’acquisition du langage,” in Merleau-Ponty à la Sorbonne (1964), 226-259.]

 

1974

 

Phenomenology, Language and Sociology: Selected Essays of Merleau-Ponty. Edited by John O’Neill. London: Heinemann, 1974.

 

“Philosophie et non-philosophie depuis Hegel - Notes de cours.” Textures, nos. 8-9 (1974) and 10-11 (1975). Translated by Hugh J. Silverman under the title “Philosophy and Non-Philosophy since Hegel.” In Philosophy and Non-Philosophy since Merleau-Ponty (New York: Routledge, 1988; reprinted, Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1997), 9-83.

 

1979

 

“Table of Contents of ‘Phenomenology of Perception:’ Translation and Pagination.” Translated by Daniel Guerrière. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 10, no. 1 (January 1979): 65-69. Revised version translated by Ted Toadvine at http://www.uoregon.edu/~toadvine/PP_Table_of_Contents.pdf

 

1981

 

Approches phénoménologiques. Paris: Hachette, 1981.

 

1982

 

“The Experience of Others.” Translated by Fred Evans and Hugh J. Silverman. In Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry 18 (1982), 33-63; Reprinted as Merleau-Ponty & Psychology, edited by Keith Hoeller (Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1993).

 

1988

 

In Praise of Philosophy and Other Essays. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1988. [Includes In Praise of Philosophy (1963) and Themes from the Lectures at the Collège de France (1970).]

 

1989

 

Le Primat de la perception et ses conséquences philosophiques ; précédé de Projet de travail sur la nature de la perception (1933) et La nature de la perception (1934). Grenoble: Cynara, 1989; reprinted, Lagrasse: Verdier, 1996.

 

1991

 

Texts and Dialogues. Edited by Hugh J. Silverman and James Barry, Jr. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1991.

 

1993

 

The Merleau-Ponty Aesthetics Reader: Philosophy and Painting. Edited by Galen Johnson. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1993. [Includes revised translations by Michael Smith of “Cézanne’s Doubt,” “Indirect Language and the Voices of Silence,” and “Eye and Mind”.]

 

1994

 

“Sartre, Merleau-Ponty: les lettres d’une rupture.” Magazine littéraire, no. 320 (April 1994): 67-85. Translated by Jon Stewart under the title “Philosophy and Political Engagement: Letters from the Quarrel between Sartre and Merleau-Ponty.” In The Debate between Sartre and Merleau-Ponty, edited by Jon Stewart (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1998), 327-354. Alternative translation by Boris Belay under the title “Sartre and Merleau-Ponty: The Letters of the Breakup,” in Merleau-Ponty’s Later Works and their Practical Implications: The Dehiscence of Responsibility, edited by Duane H. Davis (Amherst, N.Y.: Humanity Books, 2001), 33-59.

 

1995

 

La Nature, Notes, Cours du Collège de France. Edited by Dominique Séglard. Paris: Seuil, 1995. Translated by Robert Vallier as Nature: Course Notes from the Collège de France (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2003).

 

1996

 

Notes de cours, 1959-1961. Edited by Stéphanie Ménasé. Paris: Gallimard, 1996.

 

1997

 

“Notes de lecture et commentaires sur Théorie du champ de la conscience de Aron Gurwitsch.” Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale, no. 3 (1997). Translated by Elizabeth Locey and Ted Toadvine as “Reading Notes and Comments on Aron Gurwitsch’s The Field of Consciousness.” Husserl Studies 17, no. 3 (2000): 173-193.

 

Parcours, 1935-1951. Lagrasse: Verdier, 1997.

 

1998

 

Notes de cours sur L’origine de la géométrie de Husserl, Suivi de Recherches sur la phénoménologie de Merleau-Ponty. Edited by Renaud Barbaras. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1998. Translated by Leonard Lawlor as Husserl at the Limits of Phenomenology, Including texts by Edmund Husserl (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2002).

 

2000

 

Parcours deux, 1951-1961. Edited by Jacques Prunair. Lagrasse: Verdier, 2000.

 

2001

 

“Deux notes inédites sur la musique.” Chiasmi International 3 (2001): 17. Translated by Leonard Lawlor as “Two Unpublished Notes on Music,” Chiasmi International 3 (2001): 18.

 

2002

 

Causeries 1948. Paris: Seuil, 2002. Translated by Oliver Davis under the title The World of Perception (London and New York: Routledge, 2004).

 

2003

 

L'institution dans l'histoire personnelle et publique; Le problème de la passivité, le sommeil, l'inconscient, la mémoire: notes de cours au collège de France, 1954-1955. Paris: Belin, 2003. Translated by Leonard Lawlor and Heath Massey as Institution and Passivity: Course Notes from the Collège de France (1954-1955) (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2010).

 

2004

 

Merleau-Ponty: Basic Writings. Edited by Thomas Baldwin. New York: Routledge, 2004.

 

2005

 

“Notes de travail inédites (Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Volume VIII).” Chiasmi International 7 (2005): 39-40. Translated by David Gougelet as “Unpublished Working Notes (Bibliothéque Nationale de France, volume VIII),” Chiasmi International 7 (2005): 41-42.

 

2007

 

The Merleau-Ponty Reader. Edited by Ted Toadvine and Leonard Lawlor. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2007.

 

2008

 

La Nature ou le monde du silence. Pages d’introduction.” In Maurice Merleau-Ponty, edited by Emmanuel de Saint Aubert, 41-53. Paris: Hermann Éditeurs, 2008.

 



 
Updated 8/14/2011