The Perception of Others ALPHONSO F. LINGIS The Pennsylvania State University We are in life all convinced that by opening our eyes and by listening we really do perceive other people. It is true that I do not have immediate access to the conscious acts and states of others, nor to the ego identities that abide across the streams of their lives. And while we all perceive the world, the same world, I do not perceive the cross- section the world opens before another's eyes and touch. More directly I perceive the bodies of others. And as a matter of fact, I do not really experience the bodies of others as animate, alive, sensitive, motile in the sense that I so perceive my own body, and that each perceives his own body. But still we are in life all persuaded that by opening our eyes and looking we see a man there-not just colored patterns.We do not merely have a mediate, discursive idea of others; we do not merely posit their existence by inference, by taking certain sensible-data-in us or before us-as indications or signs of alien minds. For us other persons are not just hypotheses we entertain,
Research in Phenomenology – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1972
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera