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On Merleau-Ponty’s Crystal Lamellae: Aesthetic Feeling, Anger, and Politics

  • Babette BabichEmail author
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Part of the Contributions To Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 89)

Abstract

What I here call Merleau-Ponty’s crystal lamellae corresponds to a phenomenology of the crystal of the interstices of being: the between. Phenomenology’s crystal as I refer to this here is a layered in and through spatial tensions, shimmering, overlapping, intervals magnifying planes and surfaces in all dimensions. This is a crystallography in words to retrace the relations of lived space, tactically navigated, anticipated, recalled, as this experienced awareness of the world around, the places in which we live, especially public spaces, layered in layers, including lattice arrays of space, seen and unseen, including a reflection on art, aesthetic production, especially but not only in Lascaux, and perception, on anger, and the political including the terrorism of capital.

Keywords

Temporal Pulp Marxist Critique Experienced Awareness Cave Painting Haptic Sense 
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  1. 1.Fordham UniversityNYUSA

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