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The forgotten sense : meditations on touch

Author: Pablo Maurette
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Of all the senses, touch is the most ineffable-and the most neglected in Western culture, all but ignored by philosophers and artists over millennia. Yet it is also the sense that links us most intimately to the world around us, from our mother's caress when we're born to the gentle lowering of our eyelids after death. The Forgotten Sense gives touch its due, addressing it in multifarious ways through a series of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pablo Maurette
ISBN: 022656133X 022656147X 9780226561332 9780226561479
OCLC Number: 1079343225
Description: xiii, 173 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: A squeeze of the hand --
Six fingers --
Torn to pieces --
Elements of philematology --
The French connection --
Skin deep.
Responsibility: Pablo Maurette.

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A series of belles lettres-style reflections on touch and its role in our life, art, and culture.  Read more...

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"To insist on the existential urgency of staying in touch, quite literally, with the material world that we are inhabiting, has become one of the philosophical priorities of our present. Pablo Read more...

 
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