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(2012) First-person methods, Rotterdam, SensePublishers.

On tact and touching

Wolff-Michael Roth

pp. 43-60

In this biblical reference, vision is insufficient for the doubting Thomas, who does not trust his eyes (to whom, 'seeing" is not "believing"). It is through tact, the sense of touch, that he ascertains the truth of the world. Touch is more important than the other senses, for it brings us into contact with the world more clearly than the other senses. In the same section of the New Testament, there is another expression relating to tact, which, in its Latin version, has inspired many painters: Noli me tangĕre, do not touch me or do not hang onto me.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6091-831-5_3

Full citation:

Roth, W. (2012)., On tact and touching, in W. Roth (ed.), First-person methods, Rotterdam, SensePublishers, pp. 43-60.

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