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By Donn Pearce

Written utilizing Donn Pearce's personal reports of engaged on a Florida chain gang, "Cool Hand Luke" is the vintage story of a quiet hero who refused to comply. pressured right into a chain gang after a arguable profession within the military, Lucas Jackson's oversized feats variety from weird and wonderful acts of gluttony and playing - having a bet a fellow inmate he can consume 50 eggs - to harrowing get away makes an attempt. Luke's acts of defiance and his refusal to 'git his brain right' quickly make him a legend between his fellow convicts - an emblem of wish in a merciless regime designed to damage a man's physique and spirit. the unique insurgent, Luke's anti-hero character makes him one of many seminal non-conformists - born to lose, yet choked with dignity. "Cool Hand Luke" used to be become a movie in 1967, the 12 months after its preliminary booklet, starring Paul Newman. The screenplay, scripted by way of Donn Pearce himself, used to be nominated for an Academy Award.

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This passage, which refers to Proust’s Recherche, continues by stating that: “[t]he idea is this level, this dimension . . it is the invisible of this world . . ). , “the empirical genesis of the transcendental,”3 seems to be already implied in Merleau-Ponty’s above formulation. ” As I have said, the transcendental transcends experience, of which, once and for all, it “institutes” the idea, hence rendering re-presentation and recognition possible. Thus, based on what we have observed up to now, it seems possible to assert that for Merleau-Ponty initiation not only consists in the empirical foundation of the transcendental but, moreover, with its own establishment it simultaneously institutes the very distinction between a priori and a posteriori.

Actually, it can cast light on such reasons by suggesting that art is the privileged field which presents the essence of reality itself, or, put otherwise, which offers us its idea. On the other hand, it is well known that Plato employed the equivalent of these Greek terms—namely the word eidos and its cognate idea—to indicate 33 34 AN UNPRECEDENTED DEFORMATION the “intelligible world,” which he conceived as “true,” in opposition to that of the “visible,” thus placing a heavy burden on art’s possibility (which turns precisely toward the visible) of reaching the world of the ideas.

44 To use the telling expression from the title of Paul Claudel’s book (to which MerleauPonty refers in his lectures on “the ontology of today”45), we might say that this is the Wesensschau of a listening eye: an expression which, synaesthetically, refuses any analytical separation between the sensory fields and more particularly between the presupposed activity of seeing and the presupposed passivity of listening. By conferring a mature philosophical formulation to the operation of this eye, we might perhaps reach the “new ontology” that Merleau-Ponty hoped to elaborate.

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