Merleau-Ponty, Descartes, and the Meaning of Painting

Paul Cezanne, Large Bathers, 1895–1905
Maurice Merleau-Ponty in his study in Paris, 1950s
Paul Cezanne, Bather with spread arms, 1877–78
After Frans Hals, Portrait of René Descartes, c. 1649–1700. The Louvre
Homepage of the Department of Cognitive Science, Occidental College
René Descartes, detail from the 1664 Latin edition of La Dioptrique.
René Descartes, detail from the 1664 Latin edition of On Man
René Descartes, detail from the Latin edition of La Dioptrique
Frans Hals and Pieter Codde, “The Meagre Company,” 1633–37
Paul Cezanne, Still life with curtain and pitcher, 1892–94
Paul Cezanne, Mt. Sainte-Victoire vue des Lauves, 1904–06
Rembrandt van Rijn, “The Anatonmy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp,” 1632. Mauritshuis Museum, The Hague
Paul Cezanne, Bathers, 1899–1904
Albert Einstein

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Bro Adams

William Adams lives and writes in Portland, Maine, and Puyloubier, France. He served in the Obama administration as Chair of NEH from 2014 to 2017.