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Pippin on Proust

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"One's self-image becomes a social fact through action, and its meaning can then no longer be tied to the intention or will of the agent alone. This is, of course, exactly why many people forever postpone action, never write that book, send off that manuscript, finish that dissertation."

Why people never write that book

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Among mammals the human body is unique in that it easily maintains an upright position. Upright, man is ready to act. Space opens out before him and is immediately differentiable into front-back and right-left axes in conformity with the struc- ture of his body. Vertical-horizontal, top-bottom, front-back and right-left are positions and coordinates of the body that are extrapolated onto space (Fig. 2). In deep sleep man continues to be influenced by his environment but loses his world; he isa body occupying space. Awake and upright he regains his world, and space is articulated in accordance with his cor- poreal schema. What does it mean to be in command of space, to feel at home in it? It means that the objective reference points in space, such as landmarks and the cardinal positions, conform with the intention and the coordinates of the human body.

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