The Sense of Space

The Sense of Space

by David Morris

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The Sense of Space by David Morris

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: 9780791484593
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/18/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 885,797
File size: 397 KB

About the Author

David Morris is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Trent University.

Table of Contents


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




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