descartes

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René Descartes, Principia Philosophiae (Les Principes de la Philosophie; 1647), dedicated to Elisabeth of Bohemia, c. 1644.

Where are you? You are in your chest. Researchers “asked ten blindfolded adults to use a metal pointer to motion at ‘themselves.’ Most people indicated their upper torso area … ‘the torso is, so to speak, the great continent of the body, relative to which all other body parts are mere peninsulas. Where the torso goes, the body follows.’”

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