The author concentrates on the motive of the flesh of the world and flesh of the body in Merleau-Ponty’s late philosophy, devoting her attention to the relation between them and on the specific features of the relation which come to the fore precisely in perception One of its principal specific features is the reversible nature of this relation. The author considers the flesh as a constitutive structure of the possible encounter of man with the world and as a principal openness towards the possibility of perceiving. The paper attempts to pinpoint the similarity as well as the difference between the flesh of the body and flesh of the world. The respective natures of those two forms of flesh and the nature of their relation form the basis for explaining the principal presuppositions of the reality of perception, which culminate in the notion of overlapping. The overlapping reveal the dynamic structure of perception and is understood as a realization of the basic openness created by the flesh.
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