David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):112-122 (2011)
Many attempts of contemporary philosophers to reduce ‘mind’ to ‘body’ notwithstanding, where the ‘body’ is understood in the Cartesian framework, the continental philosophers in general repeatedly remind us that body has a significance that goes beyond its materiality as a bio-chemical physical substance. In “questioning body,” we wish to take up the philosophical underpinnings of the significance of body as a framework or tool to understand ‘technology’. By doing so, we are able to see the link between technology and body as more than a fortuitous relation. Relying on the writings of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Ihde, the paper attempts to show how a “sense of body,” particularly the notion of “agentive body” as distinguished from the “symbolic body,” hermeneutically evolves from the way in which it is entangled in the technological matrix
|Keywords||Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Don Ihde Body, Technology|
|Categories||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
Shaun Gallagher (1986). Lived Body and Environment. Research in Phenomenology 16 (1):139-170.
David Morris (2008). Body. In Rosalyn Diprose & Jack Reynolds (eds.), Merleau-ponty: Key Concepts. Acumen Publishing 111-120.
Nebojsa Kujundzic & William Buschert (1994). Instruments and the Body: Sartre and Merleau-Ponty. Research in Phenomenology 24 (1):206-215.
Helena De Preester (2012). Technology and the Myth of 'Natural Man'. Foundations of Science 17 (4):385-390.
Susanne Lettow (2011). Somatechnologies. Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 15 (2):110-117.
Carol Bigwood (1991). Renaturalizing the Body (With the Help of Merleau-Ponty). Hypatia 6 (3):54 - 73.
Sundar Sarukkai (2002). Inside/Outside: Merleau-Ponty/Yoga. Philosophy East and West 52 (4):459-478.
David Morris (2000). The Logic of the Body in Bergson's Motor Schemes and Merleau-Ponty's Body Schema. Philosophy Today 44 (Supplement):60-69.
Wilson Edattukaran (2010). Dialogue with the World: The Concept of Body According to Merleau-Ponty and Ramanuja. Sri Satguru Publications.
Fredrik Svenaeus (2013). The Relevance of Heidegger's Philosophy of Technology for Biomedical Ethics. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 34 (1):1-15.
M. C. Dillon (1974). Sartre on the Phenomenal Body and Merleau-Ponty's Critique. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 5:144-158.
Don Ihde (2010). Heidegger's Technologies: Postphenomenological Perspectives. Fordham University Press.
David Morris (2004). The Sense of Space. State University of New York Press.
Added to index2012-10-03
Total downloads52 ( #48,163 of 1,700,240 )
Recent downloads (6 months)15 ( #44,888 of 1,700,240 )
How can I increase my downloads?