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Reflections On How We Live$
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Annette Baier

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199570362

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199570362.001.0001

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Faces, and Other Body Parts

Faces, and Other Body Parts

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Reflections On How We Live

Annette C. Baier

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the philosophy behind the physical parts that create a human. It begins by describing the features of the face, responding to why the forehead, eyes, eyebrows, nose, ears, cheeks, mouth, and chin are found together. After faces, hands mostly express emotion, such as how restless hands show nervousness or clenched hands demonstrate anger. The chapter concludes with the uses of the shoulder and joints, followed by the significance of the navel as a human's distinction from all other animals.

Keywords:   philosophy, physical parts, human, face, hands, shoulder, joints, navel

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