David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Philosophical Research 31:295-308 (2006)
In Being and Time, Heidegger proposes that the worldhood (essential structure) of the world is constituted by significance, which is what enables us to discover things within-the-world and put them to use. But this conception of worldhood does not take the role of the body in constituting the phenomenon of the world into account. Inspired by Merleau-Ponty’s analysis of the body in Phenomenology of Perception, I have tried to develop a new conception of worldhood in terms of the body using his methodology. I conclude that the possibility of moving (the body) is an essential structure of the world that is equally primordial with the significance of the world, and that together they make up the world we live in. In addition, I suggest that Heidegger has come close to developing such a new conception of worldhood in his Zollikon Seminars
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
David Morris (2006). Ecstatic Body, Ecstatic Nature: Perception as Breaking with the World. Chiasmi International 8:201-217.
Thomas Fuchs (2010). The Psychopathology of Hyperreflexivity. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 24 (3):239-255.
Adam Konopka (2010). The Worldhood of the Perceptual Environing World. In Pol Vandevelde & Sebastian Luft (eds.), Epistemology, Archaeology, Ethics: Current Investigations of Husserl's Corpus. Continuum.
Osborne P. Wiggins Jr (1979). Merleau-Ponty and Piaget: An Essay in Philosophical Psychology. [REVIEW] Man and World 12 (1):21-34.
Pieter Meurs (2011). The Bodily Excess of a Worldview: Beyond a Theoretical Account of the World. In D. Aerts, B. D'Hooghe & N. Note (eds.), Worldviews, Science and Us: Bridging Knowledge and Its Implications for Our Perspectives of the World. World Scientific.
Matthew Ratcliffe (2008). Touch and Situatedness. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 16 (3):299 – 322.
Robert S. Corrington (1992). Nature and Spirit: An Essay in Ecstatic Naturalism. Fordham University Press.
Wilson Edattukaran (2010). Dialogue with the World: The Concept of Body According to Merleau-Ponty and Ramanuja. Sri Satguru Publications.
Jan Almäng, Heidegger on Sinn. Philosophical Communications.
David Abram (1988). Merleau-Ponty and the Voice of the Earth. Environmental Ethics 10 (2):101-120.
Sandra Blakeslee (2007/2008). The Body has a Mind of its Own: New Discoveries About How the Mind-Body Connection Helps Us Master the World. Random House.
Sundar Sarukkai (2002). Inside/Outside: Merleau-Ponty/Yoga. Philosophy East and West 52 (4):459-478.
David Morris (2008). Body. In Rosalyn Diprose & Jack Reynolds (eds.), Merleau-ponty: Key Concepts. Acumen Publishing. 111-120.
Florentien Verhage (2008). The Body as Measurant of All. Symposium: The Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 12 (2):166-182.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads6 ( #213,797 of 1,101,646 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #306,468 of 1,101,646 )
How can I increase my downloads?