12-13 déc. 2014
Université Paris Diderot, bâtiment Halle aux farines, 10, rue Françoise Dolto, 75013 Paris, France - Paris (France)


Embodiment —having, being in, or being associated with a body— is a feature of the existence of many entities, perhaps even of all entities. Why entities should find themselves in this condition has often been held to be a philosophical problem. This problem is seen as including, but also going beyond, the problem of body —that is, what a body is, and how, if at all, it differs from matter— but includes much else besides. On some understandings there may exist bodies, such as stones or asteroids, that are not the bodies of any particular subjects. To speak of embodiment by contrast is always to speak of a subject that finds itself variously inhabiting, or captaining, or being coextensive with, or even being imprisoned in, a body. The reasons, nature, and consequences of the embodiment of subjects as conceived in the long history of Western philosophy, both alone and in contact with theology, art, medicine, and other domains of culture, will be the focus of this meeting, which brings together the contributors to an anticipated volume on embodiment for the Oxford Philosophical Concepts series.
Discipline scientifique : Histoire, Philosophie et Sociologie des sciences

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