Episode #1: Maurice Merleau-Ponty – The missing theoretical link in Narrative Therapy. Todd May

About this Session

imageTodd May begins this long play theoretical series on the philosophical ideas of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. In Todd’s mind, Merleau-Ponty represents the missing theoretical link in narrative therapy’s philosophical framework. His theorizing of the body allows us to bring together Michel Foucault’s non-individualist view and the lived reality of our corporeal existence.  These conversations seek to offer a way into Merleau-Ponty’s often elusive writings on the body.

Therapist

Todd May PhD

Todd on the set of the Good Place

Todd May is a faculty member and resident philosopher at the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy. He holds the position Chair as Class of 1941 Memorial Professor of Philosophy at Clemson University and the author of sixteen books of philosophy, including books on Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze. Todd is also the philosophical advisor to the…




Date

March 31, 2021 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Pacific Time


Organizer

Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy

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Comments (1)

  1. VSNT says:

    Ok kids. Todd entered us into some very interesting new territory today. I especially enjoyed hearing how Michael White may have limited narrative therapy practice concerning ideas about the absent but implicit in his choice of following Derrida’s ideas on this topic. Todd imagines the far better choice would have been Maurice Merleau-Ponty.

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