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A Brilliant, Insightful Work Betrayed by Poor Editing,
on 20 October 2007
As I read this book, in a kind of ecstasy I cherish the occasion it gives me for thought and speech. The unlimited fecundity and clairvoyance of Merleau-Ponty's careful guidance is, however, marred by the carelessness of the preparation of this volume. Obvious typographical errors betray both the original text and Colin Smith's translation.
E.g. 'pute sensation' (for 'pure') p. 3, 'reflex are theory' (for 'arc') p. 8, 'receive' (for 'receiver') p. 8.
I appreciate Routledge bringing out a series of wide-ranging and important texts (many in translation) at a price affordable for most. However, the editing or typesetting mistakes occurring every other page give the impression that this edition has been prepared either without competence or without genuine interest.
I recommend buying a different edition of this book.