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Our life is founded upon an Intentional Arc

"the life of consciousness--cognitive life, the life of desire or perceptual life--is subtended by an 'INTENTIONAL ARC' which projects round about us our past, our future, our human setting, our physical, ideological and moral situation, or rather which results in our being situated in all these respects. It is this INTENTIONAL ARC which brings about the unity of the senses, of intelligence, of sensibility and motility. And it is this which 'goes limp' in illness." (Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Phenomenology of Perception, p. 136)

"We discover both that sexual life is one more form of original intentionality, and also bring to view the vital origins of perception, motility and representation by basing all these 'processes' on an 'INTENTIONAL ARC' which gives way in the patient, and which, in the normal subject, endows experience with its degree of vitality and fruitfulness." (Ibid., p. 157)

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