Touching intelligence

Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 29 (149-162):149-162 (2002)
Touch requires that one move in concert with one's tactile object. This provokes the question how joint movement of this sort yields perception of tactile qualities of the object vs. tactile qualities of an object-augmented body. Phenomenological analysis together with results of dynamic systems theory (in psychology) suggest that the difference stems from 'resonant' vs. 'reverberant' modalities of body-object movement. The further suggestion is that tactile movement is itself a form of discriminative intelligence, and that the peculiar intimacy of touch and movement can shed light on a general role of movement in perception, subject-object relations, and intelligence.
Keywords Epistemology   Movement   Sport   Touch   body   phenomenology
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DOI 10.1080/00948705.2002.9714631
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