The study tests the discursive limits of current models of the human sensorium;  outlines the mapping of the eye/ear pair onto the mind/body dichotomy and how this constructs a passive sensorium and entrenches anti-intellectual and anti-erotic stances;  calls for an examination of the dialectical interplay between sensation and cogitation through a re-valuation of the role of abstraction in acts of reading and perception;  argues that unchallenged sensory biases are at work in dyadic models of reproduction;  examines ethno-scientific assumptions underlying theories of social and biological reproduction;  probes deployment of sensory organizations in theory-making about models of generation; traces the consequences of sensory organizations for theory-making about models of interpretation;  presents a typology of dichotomist versus dialectical epistemologies;  stakes the claim that models and material practices stand in a dialectical relation to each other;  posits, finally, that non-reductive functional approaches to narrative enhance the modelling of an interactive sensorium and open the way for non-trivial analysis of narratives coded in other than linguistic means.

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