Revisiting Sartre's Ontology of Embodiment in Being and Nothingness

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Title: Revisiting Sartre's Ontology of Embodiment in Being and Nothingness
Authors: Moran, Dermot
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5618
Date: 2011
Abstract: In Being and Nothingness (1943) Sartre includes a groundbreaking chapter on 'the body' which treats of the body under three headings: 'the body as being for-itself: facticity', 'the body-for-others', and 'the third ontological dimension of the body'. Sartre's phenomenology of the body has, in general, been neglected. In this essay, I want to revisit Sartre's conception of embodiment. I shall argue that Sartre, even more than Merleau-Ponty, is the phenomenologist par excellence of the flesh (la chair) and of intersubjective intercorporeity while emphasising that touching oneself is a merely contingent feature and not 'the foundation for a study of corporeality'.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Ontos Verlag
Copyright (published version): 2011 Ontos Verlag
Keywords: PhenomenologyEmbodimentSartreIntercorporeality
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Vesselin Petrov (ed.). Ontological Landscapes : Recent Thought on Conceptual Interfaces between Science and Philosophy
Appears in Collections:Philosophy Research Collection

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