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Making the Body Heard

The Body's Way Toward Existence

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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.