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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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|
|Journal or Publication:||Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning Merleau-Ponty’s Thought|
|Series Name:||Science and Philosophy|
|Deposited By:||DAVID MORRIS|
|Deposited On:||23 Nov 2009 13:22|
|Last Modified:||08 Dec 2010 18:49|
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