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Gazing at Glancing The World at a Glance

Gazing at Glancing The World at a Glance © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/008555509X12472022364244 Research in Phenomenology 39 (2009) 441–465 brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y Gazing at Glancing Edward S. Casey, Th e World at a Glance . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007, xv + 498pp. Th is book is an attentive, protracted, deep philosophical refl ection in praise of that most casual, fl eeting, and superfi cial act, glancing. Th e praise consists in showing that the unpretentious glance, though neglected and even maligned, is the prime visual modality in which “the world as we come to know it comes home to us” (19). Th at is to say, our lived world is primarily the world taken in at a glance, whence the title of the work. Casey is largely successful in what he sets out to show here. He is an artist, and indeed one of his paintings, a vivid seascape, graces the cover of the vol- ume. Casey brings an artist’s eye and sensitivity to the phenomenon at issue. Th ereby vividness and insight spread to the study as a whole, i.e., http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Gazing at Glancing The World at a Glance

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 39 (3): 441 – Jan 1, 2009

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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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10.1163/008555509X12472022364244
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/008555509X12472022364244 Research in Phenomenology 39 (2009) 441–465 brill.nl/rp R e s e a r c h i n P h e n o m e n o l o g y Gazing at Glancing Edward S. Casey, Th e World at a Glance . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007, xv + 498pp. Th is book is an attentive, protracted, deep philosophical refl ection in praise of that most casual, fl eeting, and superfi cial act, glancing. Th e praise consists in showing that the unpretentious glance, though neglected and even maligned, is the prime visual modality in which “the world as we come to know it comes home to us” (19). Th at is to say, our lived world is primarily the world taken in at a glance, whence the title of the work. Casey is largely successful in what he sets out to show here. He is an artist, and indeed one of his paintings, a vivid seascape, graces the cover of the vol- ume. Casey brings an artist’s eye and sensitivity to the phenomenon at issue. Th ereby vividness and insight spread to the study as a whole, i.e.,

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Published: Jan 1, 2009

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