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Phenomenology of Perception

Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Appear absurd

e said earlier that it is the body which “understands” in the acquisition of habituality.This way of putting it will appear absurd, if understanding is subsuming a sense datum under an idea, and if the body is an object. But the phenomenon of habituality is just what prompts us to revise our notion of “understand” and our notion of the body.

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