The Problem of Embodiment: Some Contributions to a Phenomenology of the Body

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  • ISBN-13: 9789401030168
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Phaenomenologica Series , #17
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1971
  • Pages: 306
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

I: Marcel’s Theory of the Body as Mystery.- I: Introduction.- (1) Survey of Marcel’s Philosophy.- (2) The Genesis of the Problem in Marcel’s Thought.- (3) Methodological Considerations: The Problem of System.- II: The Theory of the Body-Qua-Mine as Mystery.- (1) My Body Qua Mine.- (a) The Qui-Quid Relation in Having.- (b) The “Within-Without” Relation.- (c) Having as “Before the Other qua Other”.- (2) The Meaning of Sentir.- (3) My Body as Etre-Au-Monde.- (4) My Body as the Repère of Existence.- III: Critical Remarks.- (1) The Relation Between “Feeling” and “Acting”.- (2) The Meaning of Bodily Acting.- (3) The Meaning of the “Urgefühl”.- II: Sartre’s Ontology of the Body.- I: Introduction.- (1) Sartre’s Ontology.- (2) The Theory of the Other.- II: The Ontological Dimensions of the Body.- (1) The Body as Being-For-Itself: Facticity.- (2) The Body-For-Others.- (3) The Third Ontological Dimension of the Body.- III: Critical Remarks.- (1) The Apprehension of the Body-For-Itself.- (2) The Body as a Center of Reference.- (3) The Problem of “Ontological Dimensions”.- (4) The Problem of the Other’s Body-For-Me, and My Body-For-The-Other.- III: Merleau-Ponty’s Theory of the Body-Proper.- I: Introduction.- (1) The Problem of “Form”.- (2) Merleau-Ponty’s “Phenomenology”.- (3) Merleau-Ponty’s “Existentialism”.- II: The Theory of the Body.- (1) The Body-Proper as an Instrument of “Knowledge”.- (a) The Body-Proper as “Sense-Giving”.- (b) The “Corporeal Scheme”.- (c) The “Intentional Arc”.- (2) The Body-Proper as Etre-Au-Monde.- (a) The Body as “Belonging-to” the World.- (b) The Body as “Being-to” the World.- (c) The Body as “Temporalité-engagée”.- (3) The Body-Proper as “Expression”.- (a) The Body as Sexual Being.- (b) The Body as “Expression”.- III: Critical Remarks.- (1) Methodological Problems.- (2) The Theory of the Body as “Knowledge”.- (a) First Thesis: The Body is a Latent Knowledge.- (b) Second Thesis: The Body is “tout établi”.- (c) Third Thesis: The Body as an Ambiguity.- (d) Fourth Thesis: Temporality.- (3) The Meaning of Merleau-Ponty’s Existentialism.- Epilogue.

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