Merleau Ponty: The Life of Things


Our perception, in the context of our everyday concerns, alights on things sufficiently attentively to discover in them their familiar presence, but not sufficiently so to disclose the non-human element which lies hidden in them. But the thing holds itself aloof from us and remains self-sufficient … a resolutely silent Other.
– Merleau Ponty, Phenomenology

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