Surrender and the Body

A Dedicatory Aside
  • Kurt H. Wolff
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 51)


I went outside and lay down in the yard, in the cooling breeze. I looked up. On my left, from down up, a rising tree. I moved my eyes to the right: there was the dusk—blue sky, then the edge of the house, which defined all. I thought somebody would perceive such a blend but might doubt that I could: I was too coarse:

I don’t see rigidity and life, straight, undulating House and tree, manmade and not, hard, soft, How they are laundered by the moon.


Sexual Intercourse Cognitive Style Aesthetic Experience Study Task Psychical Distance 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt H. Wolff
    • 1
  1. 1.Brandeis UniversityWalthamUSA

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