Volume 16 · Number 2 · Pages 153–155
Experiential Metaphysics and Merleau-Ponty’s Intra-Ontology

Gregory M. Nixon

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Abstract

Open peer commentary on the article “The Tangled Dialectic of Body and Consciousness: A Metaphysical Counterpart of Radical Neurophenomenology” by Michel Bitbol. Abstract: A summary of the major metaphysical positions reveals them to be variable enough that they do not deny experience to the researcher. Further, Merleau-Ponty’s intra-ontology and related terms are fleshed out.

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Nixon G. M. (2021) Experiential metaphysics and Merleau-Ponty’s intra-ontology. Constructivist Foundations 16(2): 153–155. https://constructivist.info/16/2/153

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Gregory M. Nixon has been a professor in five universities across the US and Canada, most recently at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, Canada. The majority of his publishing and editing has been in the field of consciousness studies or the philosophy of language. An issue of Journal of Consciousness Exploration and Research (2010) was devoted to his writings. He has contributed to and edited three journal issues on “Time and Consciousness,” “Self-Transcending Experience,” and “Theories of Consciousness & Death.” https://gregorynixon.academia.edu
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