David Morris, “Sense of Space,” 2008.

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This is an exceptional book on the philosophy of perception, introducing but also developing themes from Merleau-Ponty. It is clearly written and well argued, but it is still difficult to follow since the ideas require a radical break with all one’s preconceptions about how the world works. Yet, there is no doubt in my mind that this is the approripate way to investigate the human condition.

Morris is a major philosopher in his own right, and proof that not all big-time thinkers are dead and gone (he is only in his 40s). The web-page of the university where he teaches says that he is “head of the department of philosophy.” I hope he doesn’t have too much paperwork to do, we all need his philosophizing.

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