• Born date: 1908-03-14
  • Born in: FrancE
  • Death date: 1961-05-04
  • Death in: FrancE
Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Maurice Merleau-Ponty (French: [mɔʁis mɛʁlopɔ̃ti]; 14 March 1908 – 3 May 1961) was a French phenomenological philosopher, strongly influenced by Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. The constitution of meaning in human experience was his main interest and he wrote on perception, art and politics.