Plastic bodies: rebuilding sensation after phenomenology

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dc.contributor.author Sparrow, Tom
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-20T15:46:24Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-20T15:46:24Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Sparrow, T. (2015). Plastic Bodies: Rebuilding Sensation After Phenomenology. London: Open Humanities Press. doi: 10.26530/OAPEN_530970 en
dc.identifier.endpage 291
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-78542-021-4
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-78542-001-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5652
dc.identifier.doi 10.26530/OAPEN_530970
dc.description.abstract Sensation 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. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Open Humanities Press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Metaphysics
dc.relation.uri https://openhumanitiespress.org/
dc.rights © 2014, Tom Sparrow, Catharine Malabou. This is an open access book, licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution Share Alike license. Under this license, authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy this book so long as the authors and source are cited and resulting derivative works are licensed under the same or similar license. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher. Statutory fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above. Read more about the license at creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 en
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dc.subject Phenomenology en
dc.subject Sensation en
dc.subject Merleau-ponty en
dc.subject Levinas en
dc.title Plastic bodies: rebuilding sensation after phenomenology en
dc.type Book en
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dc.internal.placepublication London en


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© 2014, Tom Sparrow, Catharine Malabou. This is an open access book, licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution Share Alike license. Under this license, authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy this book so long as the authors and source are cited and resulting derivative works are licensed under the same or similar license. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher. Statutory fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above. Read more about the license at creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2014, Tom Sparrow, Catharine Malabou. This is an open access book, licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution Share Alike license. Under this license, authors allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy this book so long as the authors and source are cited and resulting derivative works are licensed under the same or similar license. No permission is required from the authors or the publisher. Statutory fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above. Read more about the license at creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0
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