Alphonso Lingis: Animal Body, Inhuman Face, Zoontologies
It was interesting for me to see how Alphonso describes humans as an infant, learns through interacting with animals. I started to imagine something that has all the components Alphonso brings up, because the description was so interesting. A creature that we develop senses from.
Although the sensitiveness is not as well communicated as I imagined, here are some animals put together.
Below is a part of what the author describes in the book.
” ……….In contact with the cockatoo who, though he can clutch with a vice-grip around a perch while sleeping, relaxes his claws on the arm of an infant…….In feeling the lamb or the baby skunk extending its belly, its thighs, raising its tail for stroking the infant discovers her hands, her thighs, and her belly are organs to give pleasure……….”