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It must be noted, however, that the following is not meant to lay out an ethical system or specific claims about the content of ethics, rather it is meant to explore the spatial aspects of ethics. It is not a grounding of a metaphysics of morals, it is an exploration of the ground of morals in lived space. CONCLUSION: TOWARD THE MOVING, DEVELOPING BODY Traditional accounts analyze depth perception almost as if it took place wholly inside the perceiver, in the inferences of the perceiving subject, or wholly outside the perceiver in the world, in the intrinsic ordering of the given.

It is not a grounding of a metaphysics of morals, it is an exploration of the ground of morals in lived space. CONCLUSION: TOWARD THE MOVING, DEVELOPING BODY Traditional accounts analyze depth perception almost as if it took place wholly inside the perceiver, in the inferences of the perceiving subject, or wholly outside the perceiver in the world, in the intrinsic ordering of the given. But of course depth perception takes place between the perceiver and the world, for depth perception is perception of the perceiver’s relation to the place that she or he is in, and that relation involves life and movement; it is neither on the side of the perceiver nor on the side of the world, it is cross between them.

Mark, how when sailors in a dead calm bathe in the open sea— mark how closely they hug their ship and only coast along her sides. 37 THE PROBLEM OF DEPTH 19 Some of these examples concern unusual or extreme situations, but the phenomenon of changing senses of depth is not all that strange. 38 Not only Melville and Shakespeare, but countless authors use descriptions of depth to capture points about characters and their moods; and in film, sculpture and painting it is quite conventional to convey mood, emotion and psychological focus by playing with the sense of depth.

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