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This Is My Body: An Existential Analysis of the Living Body
     

This Is My Body: An Existential Analysis of the Living Body

by William C. Springer
 

ISBN-10: 0761845143

ISBN-13: 9780761845140

Pub. Date: 01/29/2009

Publisher: UPA

What does it mean to be human? This book explores that age-old question and provides a basis for rethinking the nature of all living beings. The author argues that the existentialist notion of being-in-the-world is a radical reassessment of what it is to be a human being but it that it has not adequately established the natural spirituality of human existence. The

Overview

What does it mean to be human? This book explores that age-old question and provides a basis for rethinking the nature of all living beings. The author argues that the existentialist notion of being-in-the-world is a radical reassessment of what it is to be a human being but it that it has not adequately established the natural spirituality of human existence. The reader will consider that being-in-the-world, seeing-the-world, and understanding-the-world and acting-in-and-upon-the-world are not merely physical events. The living body is ensouled, and because it is ensouled it makes the surrounding world perceptually and intelligibly present, and is able to transform the world in accordance with its desires for good and for ill. This argument is reconciled with scientific knowledge, rigorous philosophical argument, and with ordinary human experience. This Is My Body will leave you with a new understanding of yourself and your existence in the world as well as the nature of all living beings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761845140
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
01/29/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Cutting the Gordian Knot Chapter 2 Language as a Modality of Human Existence Chapter 3 Language as Embodied Consciousness Chapter 4 The Space of Mind Chapter 5 What is up? Chapter 6 Towards Rethinking Nature Chapter 7 Existentiality in Everyday Life Chapter 8 Robot Metaphysics Chapter 9 Dualism Dissipated and the Role of Emergence

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