Progressive embodiment within cyberspace: Considering the psychological impact of the supermorphic persona
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Psychology 24 (4):537 - 560 (2011)
This paper is premised on the idea that cyberspace permits the user a degree of somatic flexibility?a means of transcending the physical body but not, importantly, embodiment. Set within a framework of progressive embodiment (the assumption that individuals seek to exploit somatic flexibility so as to extend the boundaries of their own embodiment?what we call the supermorphic persona), we examine the manner of this progression. Specifically, to what extent do components of embodiment?the self-as-object, the phenomenal self, and the body-schema?find authentic expression within cyberspace? In addition, we also consider ways in which the issue of authenticity might impact on the psychological well being of the individual who seeks to transcend domains and present their supermorphic persona on- and offline
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
M. Costantini & P. Haggard (2007). The Rubber Hand Illusion: Sensitivity and Reference Frame for Body Ownership. Consciousness and Cognition 16 (2):229-240.
Paul J. Ford (2001). Paralysis Lost. Social Theory and Practice 27 (4):661-680.
David J. Gunkel (1998). Virtually Transcendent: Cyberculture and the Body. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 13 (2):111 – 123.
Ronald W. Hepburn, Martin Heidegger, John Macquarrie & Edward Robinson (1964). Being and Time. Philosophical Quarterly 14 (56):276.
Joseph H. Kupfer (2007). Mobility, Portability, and Placelessness. Journal of Aesthetic Education 41 (1):38-50.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Glenn Carruthers (2009). Is the Body Schema Sufficient for the Sense of Embodiment? An Alternative to de Vignmont's Model. Philosophical Psychology 22 (2):123-142.
Glenn Carruthers (2008). Types of Body Representation and the Sense of Embodiment. Consciousness and Cognition 17 (1302):1316.
David Spurrett (2003). What About Embodiment? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (5):620-620.
Manuel de Vega (1997). Embodiment in Language-Based Memory: Some Qualifications. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (1):22-23.
Adrian John Tetteh Alsmith & Frédérique Vignemont (2012). Embodying the Mind and Representing the Body. Review of Philosophy and Psychology 3 (1):1-13.
Gail Weiss & Honi Fern Haber (eds.) (1999). Perspectives on Embodiment: The Intersections of Nature and Culture. Routledge.
Anna Hogen (2009). Cartesian Bodies and Movement Phenomenology. Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 3 (1):66-74.
Andy Clark (2008). Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension. Oxford University Press.
David Morris (1999). The Fold and the Body Schema in Merleau-Ponty and Dynamic Systems Theory. Chiasmi International 1:275-286.
Tonja van den Ende (2006). In Search of the Body in the Cave : Luce Irigaray's Ethics of Embodiment. In Deborah Orr (ed.), Belief, Bodies, and Being: Feminist Reflections on Embodiment. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Jon Garthoff (2004). The Embodiment Thesis. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 7 (1):15-29.
Monica Meijsing (2006). Real People and Virtual Bodies: How Disembodied Can Embodiment Be? [REVIEW] Minds and Machines 16 (4):443-461.
Paul Lewis (1996). Polanyian Reflections on Embodiment, the Human Genome Initiative and Theological Anthropology. Tradition and Discovery 23 (2):5-14.
Added to index2011-03-26
Total downloads20 ( #97,074 of 1,410,541 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #179,143 of 1,410,541 )
How can I increase my downloads?