Chiasmi International 8:201-217 (2006)

David Morris
Concordia University
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.
Keywords Merleau-Ponty   body   nature   perception   expression   phenomenology   illusion
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ISBN(s) 1637-6757
DOI 10.5840/chiasmi2006831
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