These essays bring together disciplinary understandings of what it is to be the bodies we
In its way each essay calls into uestion certain culturally embedded ways of valuing the body which deride or ignore its role in making usare in its
human These ways have remained virtually unchanged since Descartes in the seventeenth century first sharply divided mindThese ways have remained virtually unchanged since Descartes in the seventeenth century first sharply divided mind thinking substance from the body an extended substanceThe egacy of this Cartesian metaphysics has been to reduce the body by turns to a static assemblage of parts and to a *Dumb Show Of Movement It Has Both Divided The Fundamental *show of movement It has both divided the fundamental of creaturely ife and depreciated the rol. .
Te what is properly due the body since the recent twentieth century western emphasis upon vision effectively reduced the richness of the affective and tactile kinesthetic body the body of felt experience to a simple sum of sensationsDominant themes that run throughout the essays and that call our attention to the iving sense of the body and its capacity for sense making are wholeness the capacity for self *healing cultural histories of the body pan cultural bodily invariants thinking emotions and the body's wisdom In the *cultural histories of the body pan cultural bodily invariants thinking emotions and the body's wisdom In the these themes show that giving the body its due means forging a metaphysics that upholds the truths of experience.
Free read Giving the Body Its DueE of the iving body in knowing and making sense of the world in earning in the creative arts and in self and interpersonal understandings The
living sense of the body and its capacity for sense making have indeed been blotted out by topsense of the body and its capacity for sense making have indeed been blotted out by top concerns with brains minds and anguage as if these existed without a bodyIt is this conception of the body as mere handmaiden to the privileged that the contributors to this book challenge By the evidence they bring forward they help restore what is properly *Due The Body Since *the body since convinced us that mind and body are separate and that mind is the primary value Moreover they help to elucida.