flected Bodies: on the relationship between body and language


Authors
Emmanuel Alloa
University of Fribourg
Abstract
Although in the modern age there were plenty of attempts to overcome the mind-body dualism, its philosophical theories of language reintroduced it in a subtle but not less effective way.In this article several theorems to think on the materiality of the sign are discussed, and, from Kierkegaard to the post-Saussurean structuralism, the prominent role of thinking the materialization as something necessary but arbitrary in its modality is shown. The body of language under this understanding is not only that which can be modified, but that which must be modifiable: the corporeality of the utterance must be substitutable in order to preserve the unit of meaning. Nevertheless, in many cases, the meaning comes precisely from the unsubstitutable singularity, from the configuration of the signs in poetry or from the inimitable actor’s gestures.The article argues for introducing in this discussion the phenomenological distinction between Körper and Leib , which – as Husserl suggested – may also be thought from the difference between what can be represented and what cannot be represented, between what does not have a constituent role and hence can be substituted, and what allows to be represented by another because it is irreplaceable.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 44,283
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Reflexiones del cuerpo: sobre la relación entre cuerpo y lenguaje.Emmanuel Alloa - 2014 - Eidos: Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad Del Norte 21:200-220.
Language is Shaped by the Body.Mark Aronoff, Irit Meir, Carol Padden & Wendy Sandler - 2008 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (5):509-511.
Mind-Body, Body-Mind: Two Distinct Problems.Benny Shanon - 2008 - Philosophical Psychology 21 (5):697 – 701.
A Review of Shaun Gallagher: How the Body Shapes the Mind. [REVIEW]Frédérique De Vignemont - 2006 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 12:1-7.
Foreign Bodies.Alphonso Lingis - 1994 - Routledge.
Somatechnologies.Susanne Lettow - 2011 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 15 (2):110-117.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-01-23

Total views
30 ( #289,864 of 2,270,956 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #335,158 of 2,270,956 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature