En-claves del pensamiento
versão impressa ISSN 1870-879X
VEGA WOOD, Diego Alejandro de la. Hombre, ser ex-céntrico. Merleau-Ponty: un giro antropológico para refundar la libertad. En-clav. pen [online]. 2011, vol.5, n.9, pp.87-109. ISSN 1870-879X.
Can the gaze change the way in which we live? Certainly. Starting from the critique that Merleau-Ponty directs towards the modern gaze on things, the article shows the need of understanding Man asa bodily relational being: an ex-centric being. The text recovers the idea of Gestalt as expressed through the image of Flesh in order to build an affirmative gaze that recognize Man in its full human possibility. Such a gaze implies a new comprehension of Man, as existing in a more ecological relation with his environs and with himself. It suggests a dwelling that transforms the ethos, face and abode of Man. In brief, it calls for a new understanding and exercise of freedom.
Palavras-chave : Merleau-Ponty; perception; body; Flesh; freedom; dualism; Gestalt; dwelling.