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Embodiment: A History

Justin E.H. Smith


Embodiment—defined as having, being in, or being associated with a body—is a feature of the existence of many entities, perhaps even of all entities. Why entities should find themselves in this condition is the central concern of the present volume. The problem includes, but also goes beyond, the philosophical problem of body: that is, what the essence of a body is, and how, if at all, it differs from matter. On some understandings there may exist bodies, such as stones or asteroids, that are not the bodies of any particular subjects. To speak of embodiment by contrast is always to speak of a ... More

Keywords: Embodiment, Philosophy, Theology, Neuroscience, History, Mind, Body

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190490447
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190490447.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justin E.H. Smith, editor
University Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Paris VII (Denis Diderot)

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