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Ecstatic Body, Ecstatic Nature: Perception as Breaking With the World

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Ecstatic Body, Ecstatic Nature: Perception as Breaking With the World

Morris, David (2006) Ecstatic Body, Ecstatic Nature: Perception as Breaking With the World. In: Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning Merleau-Ponty’s Thought. Science and Philosophy (8). VRIN/Mimesis/University of Memphis, pp. 201-217. ISBN 978-88-8483-502-4

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Abstract

I survey some unusual phenomena in which the body seems to be projected into other things. I argue that these phenomena should not be understood as illusions, as erroneous distortions of an objective body, but as indicating that the body is first of all a being absorbed in outside things. The usual questions about perception are thus reversed: the question is not how the outside world is represented in an inside, but how a moving body ecstatically absorbed in things ever breaks out of that absorption. My suggested answer involves movement and has implications for rethinking nature.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Philosophy
Item Type:Book Section
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Morris, David
Journal or Publication:Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning Merleau-Ponty’s Thought
Series Name:Science and Philosophy
Date:2006
ID Code:6447
Deposited By:DAVID MORRIS
Deposited On:23 Nov 2009 13:22
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 18:49

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