For Merleau-Ponty, we are never separate from the world. On the contrary, we are part of the world. In fact, we can only partake of the world, only know the world, precisely because we are made of the same stuff as the world. In his own words, we are part of the 'flesh.'
In his great essay, "Ch
Man, first carried by woman in the womb, has never slowed down. On the contrary, he mounted a horse then made trains then cars then planes then rockets. It seems man has an unappeasable desire for speed. This is what interests, and worries, the architect, phenomenologist, and theorist, Paul Virili