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

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imageVSNT resident philosopher Todd May begins this short 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.


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 was (until 2022) a Professor of Philosophy and is the author of seventeen philosophy books, including books on Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze. Todd continues to work as a grassroots organizer on numerous political issues, has taught philosophy in…


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  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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