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dc.contributor.authorSparrow, Tom
dc.date.issued2015
dc.date.submitted2015-03-31 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T14:36:57Z
dc.identifier530970
dc.identifierOCN: 945782901
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/33225
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/36840
dc.description.abstractSensation is a concept with a conflicted philosophical history. It has found as many allies as enemies in nearly every camp from empiricism to poststructuralism. Polyvalent, with an uncertain referent, and often overshadowed by intuition, perception, or cognition, sensation invites as much metaphysical speculation as it does dismissive criticism. The promise of sensation has certainly not been lost on the phenomenologists who have sought to 'rehabilitate' the concept. In Plastic Bodies, Tom Sparrow argues that the phenomenologists have not gone far enough, however. Alongside close readings of Merleau-Ponty and Levinas, he digs into an array of ancient, modern, and contemporary texts in search of the resources needed to rebuild the concept of sensation after phenomenology. He begins to assemble a speculative aesthetics that is at once a realist theory of sensation and a philosophy of embodiment that breaks the form of the 'lived' body. Maintaining that the body is fundamentally plastic and that corporeal identity is constituted by a conspiracy of sensations, he pursues the question of how the body fits into/fails to fit into its aesthetic environment and what must be done to increase the body’s power to act and exist.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNew Metaphysics
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy::HPC History of Western philosophy::HPCF Western philosophy, from c 1900 -::HPCF3 Phenomenology & Existentialism
dc.subject.otherlevinas
dc.subject.othermerleau-ponty
dc.subject.otherphenomenology
dc.subject.othersensation
dc.subject.otherConsciousness
dc.subject.otherEdmund Husserl
dc.subject.otherEmmanuel Levinas
dc.subject.otherImmanuel Kant
dc.subject.otherLived body
dc.subject.otherMaurice Merleau-Ponty
dc.subject.otherOntology
dc.titlePlastic Bodies: Rebuilding Sensation After Phenomenology
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_530970
oapen.relation.isPublishedByd3c5bd18-f778-4237-a73b-dd99e8cf7c24
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameOpen Humanities Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://openhumanitiespress.org/
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oapen.pages292


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