Perceptual and Bodily Habits
Towards a Dialogue Between Phenomenology and Somaesthetics
The aim of this paper is to consider synergies between somaesthetics and phenomenology by investigating the concept of habit in lived experience.
The first part will compare the notion of habit in Dewey’s aesthetic philosophical-pedagogical project with Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology. The second part will demonstrate this link through a comparison between critical phenomenology and Schulsterman’s somaesthetics, showing a synergy in their respective understanding of the open plasticity of bodily habits.
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