BEHAVIORAL AESTHETICS: I pursue Jean Galard’s problem of “the beauty of gesture” in terms of analyzing the “poetics of conduct.” In his work, the first chapter bears the title, a literal art (word-for-word, it would be art to the letter, which I translated as an “art to the bone,” but now I am having some reconsiderations about that translation.) As the “art of letters” (signification and communication, including formalization and standardization), behaviors materially take shape as grammatical conditioning, so behavior in-itself and for-itself is both an entity and a process, that is a being (state, object, life) and a having (figures, funct…

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