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Experience Embodied: Early Modern Accounts of the Human Place in Nature

Anik Waldow

Abstract

This book develops an account of embodied experience that extends from Descartes’s conception of the human body as firmly integrated into the causal play of nature to Kant’s understanding of anthropology as a discipline that provides us with guidance in our lives as embodied creatures. It defends the claim that during the early modern period, the debate on experience not only focused on questions arising from the subjectivity of our thinking and feeling, it also forcefully foregrounded the essentially embodied dimension of our lives as humans. By taking this approach, the book departs from the ... More

Keywords: experience, anthropology, agency, person, self, experimental science, sensibility, human nature, empirical method, affect

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190086114
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190086114.001.0001

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Anik Waldow, author
Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, University of Sydney

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