Steven M. Rosen is emeritus professor of psychology at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York. His philosophical works include Dimensions of Apeiron: A Topological Phenomenology of Space, Time, and Individuation and Science, Paradox, and the Moebius Principle: The Evolution of a “Transcultural” Approach to Wholeness.
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The concept of “flesh” in philosophical terms derives from the writings of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. This was the word he used to name the concrete realm of sentient bodies and life processes that has been eclipsed by the abstractions of science, technology, and modern culture. Topology, to conventional understanding, is the branch of mathematics that concerns itself with the properties of geometric figures that stay the same when the figures are stretched or deformed.
“Topologies of the Flesh is a remarkable book, and not least from the fact that its passion could be sustained so steadily to the very end.…This is a challenging book that makes strong demands on the reader, and these demands are rewarded to an exciting degree.”
Arnold Berleant, author of The Aesthetic Field