foundation for the “second level”. After the experiment is over, the subject
returns to the world where his vestibular system, his vision, and his tactile sense
are cooperatively attuned to the physical preconditions of his life.
We can think of other examples taken from computer generated virtual re-
alities. We can appropriate these worlds and become magnificently skilled in
finding our way in a virtual space of a computergame. Merleau-Ponty would be
right to point out that we would nonetheless lose our grip if we would want to
live only in that virtual world