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Making the Body Heard

The Body's Way Toward Existence


David Appelbaum

How do we perceive reality? What role does the body play in the act of perception? Making the Body Heard takes up a neglected aspect of perceiving our surroundings, inner and outer. It shows how perceptual habit has encrusted a receptivity to impressions. It argues that we must relinquish a hold on visual metaphor in favor of the auditory and tactile. Through the development of a new organ of perception, we are able to come into contact with novelty and existence. The study of perception includes an investigation of perceptual dimension and voice.
Contents: A study of the act of perception, studying the role of contact and attention on our understanding of reality - Emphasis on listening and touch - Deriving from a line of thought by Marcel and Merleau-Ponty.