In Search of Lost Place reads
Jeff Malpas's "Beginning in wonder: Placing the origin of thinking".
We are each of us surrounded by a world of things, or phenomena that seem to call out for a response, that call for our care. This is what Heidegger and many other phenomenologists mean by the expression 'being in the world'. We are inescapably part of the world and any idea that we can think of ourselves as thinking, knowing creatures without recourse to the world of emplaced and embodied experience is quite false. We can follow Malpas and recognise our experience of the world as composed of encounters. Sometimes, these encounters can be quite exceptional, and yet they might to point to something quite ordinary – the very fact of encounter itself.