Senses and Language Connection
A 6 page paper discussing David Abram's The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World. Language began as mimicry of the natural world inhabited by many types of species, of which humans were only one. Removing ourselves from our natural world has served to destroy our sense of awe of it. In so doing, that removal assists in destroying that same sense of awe that we should have for other individuals, regardless of our relationships with them. They, like ourselves, are unique creatures and linked with that natural world whether either they or we can perceive the link. In acknowledging our inescapable connection with that world, we can improve our relationships, both human and otherwise, within it. Bibliography lists 1 source.