Continental Philosophy Review 44 (4):359-381 (2011)

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Timothy Mooney
University College Dublin
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Merleau-Ponty’s explication of concrete or practical movement by way of the Schneider case could be read as ending up close to automatism, neglecting its flexibility and plasticity in the face of obstacles. It can be contended that he already goes off course in his explication of Schneider’s condition. Rasmus Jensen has argued that he assimilates a normal person’s motor intentionality to the patient’s, thereby generating a vacuity problem. I argue that Schneider’s difficulties with certain movements point to a means of broadening Merleau-Ponty’s account of concrete movement, one that he broaches without exploiting. What could do more work is his recognition of a transposition capacity - and hence of a plasticity - in the healthy body’s skill schema. As well as avoiding vacuity, he could forestall the appearance of a dichotomy between practical coping and creativity
Keywords Automatism  Body schema  Concrete  Concrete-like  Context-familiar  Context-strange  Creativity  Habitual  Motor intentionality  Movement  Plasticity  Representation  Schneider  Transposition capacity  Vacuity
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