Thoughts About Our Present Situation, Based on Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s Inaugural Address to the College of France

The following extracts are taken from Merleau-Ponty’s address, delivered on January 15, 1953.  This translation is in the volume bearing M-Ponty’s title for his address, “In Praise of Philosophy,” published as a single volume by Northwestern University Press in 1963. Our relationship to the true passes through others.  Either we go towards the true with…