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Spell Of The Sensuous: Perceptions :  Perceptions - David Abram

Spell Of The Sensuous: Perceptions

Perceptions

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Published: March 1997
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David Abram draws on sources as diverse as the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, Balinese shamanism, Apache storytelling, and his own experience as an accomplished sleight-of-hand magician to reveal the subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment. He explores the character of perception and excavates the sensual foundations of language, which--even at its most abstract--echoes the calls and cries of the earth. On every page of this lyrical work, Abram weaves his arguments with passion and intellectual daring.
" Long awaited, revolutionary...This book ponders the violent disconnection of the body from the natural world and what this means about how we live and die in it." --Los Angeles Times

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Ecology of Magic: A Personal Introduction to the Inquiryp. 3
Philosophy on the Way to Ecology: A Technical Introduction to the Inquiryp. 31
The Flesh of Languagep. 73
Animism and the Alphabetp. 93
In the Landscape of Languagep. 137
Time, Space, and the Eclipse of the Earthp. 181
The Forgetting and Remembering of the Airp. 225
Coda: Turning Inside Outp. 261
Notesp. 275
Bibliographyp. 305
Indexp. 315
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ISBN: 9780679776390
ISBN-10: 0679776397
Series: Vintage
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 337
Published: March 1997
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.27