The Phenomenology of Embodied Subjectivity

  • Rasmus Thybo Jensen
  • Dermot Moran

Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 71)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. The Acting Body: Habit, Freedom and Imagination

  3. The Body in Perception: Normality and the Constitution of Life-World

  4. The Body in Sickness and Health: Some Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Dorothée Legrand
      Pages 185-201
    3. Stefano Micali
      Pages 203-219
    4. Matthew Ratcliffe
      Pages 221-238
  5. Intercorporeality and Intersubjectivity: Ideality, Language and Community

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 347-356

About this book


The 17 original essays of this volume explore the relevance of the phenomenological approach to contemporary debates concerning the role of embodiment in our cognitive, emotional and practical life. The papers demonstrate the theoretical vitality and critical potential of the phenomenological tradition both through critically engagement with other disciplines (medical anthropology, psychoanalysis, psychiatry, the cognitive sciences) and through the articulation of novel interpretations of classical works in the tradition, in particular the works of Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Jean-Paul Sartre. The concrete phenomena analyzed in this book include: chronic pain, anorexia, melancholia and depression


Affordances Bodily Self-awareness Embodied Cognition Embodiment of Language Life-world Merleau Ponty Mind-body Dualism Passive Synthesis Phenomenology and Feminist Theory Phenomenology and Medical Anthropology Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis Phenomenology and Sociology Phenomenology in Cognitive Sciences Phenomenology in Medicine Phenomenology of Imagination Phenomenology of Thinking Self Experience Skillful Coping The Extended Mind

Editors and affiliations

  • Rasmus Thybo Jensen
    • 1
  • Dermot Moran
    • 2
  1. 1.Department for Media, Cognition and Communication/Philosophy SectionUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.University College Dublin School of PhilosophyDublinIreland

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