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Author QuotedMaurice Merleau-Ponty
Title QuotedSignes
Date (Year/Month/Day)1964/01/19
Imprint[Paris] : Gallimard. [1960]
QuotationMerleau-Ponty again-from Husserl-"Penser n'estpasposseder des objets de pensee, c'est circonscrire par eux un domain à penser, que nous ne pensons donc pas encore." [To think is not to possess objects of thought; it is to use them to demarcate a domain of thinking that we never again think about.] (Signes, p. 202)
JournalDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 65
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