The article presents a general characterisation of Maurice MerleauPonty’s
thought, particularly pointing to an ambivalence in his views.
According to the author, this ambivalence is created on purpose and
leads the philosopher to initiate a French version of philosophy of
difference. It turns out that though Merleau-Ponty declares
appreciation towards Husserl’s phenomenology and Sartre’s
existentialism, he is closer to classical German philosophy: Hegel and