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Vilém Flusser

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816691272

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.001.0001

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The Gesture of Shaving

The Gesture of Shaving

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(p.105) The Gesture of Shaving
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Gestures
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Vilém Flusser

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816691272.003.0013

Skin is the boundary that separates a person from his environment, and a person shaving himself is simultaneously a subject acting and an object being acted upon. The gesture, or its absence, becomes an expression of the way a given person orients himself with respect to others.

Keywords:   Phenomenology, Consciousness, Gesture, Affect, Post-historical, Research, Theory and practice, freedom, science and art, subject and object

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