The Sense of Space / Edition 1

The Sense of Space / Edition 1

by David Morris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791461831

ISBN-13: 9780791461839

Pub. Date: 08/12/2004

Publisher: State University of New York Press

A phenomenological account of spatial perception in relation to the lived body.

The Sense of Space brings together space and body to show that space is a plastic environment, charged with meaning, that reflects the distinctive character of human embodiment in the full range of its moving, perceptual, emotional, expressive, developmental, and social capacities

Overview

A phenomenological account of spatial perception in relation to the lived body.

The Sense of Space brings together space and body to show that space is a plastic environment, charged with meaning, that reflects the distinctive character of human embodiment in the full range of its moving, perceptual, emotional, expressive, developmental, and social capacities. Drawing on the philosophies of Merleau-Ponty and Bergson, as well as contemporary psychology to develop a renewed account of the moving, perceiving body, the book suggests that our sense of space ultimately reflects our ethical relations to other people and to the places we inhabit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791461839
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/12/2004
Series:
SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

List of Abbreviations

Introduction: The Problem of Depth

Part I: The Moving Sense of the Body

1. The Moving Schema of Perception

2. Developing the Moving Body

3. The Topology of Expression

Part II: The Spatial Sense of the Moving Body

4. Enveloping the Body in Depth

5. Residing Up and Down on Earth

6. Growing Space

Conclusion: Space, Place, and Ethics

Notes

References

Index

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