Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
Body and World cover
  • ISBN: 9780262700825
  • ISBN10: 0262700824

Body and World

by Samuel Todes

  • List Price: $40.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/2001
used Add to Cart $27.82
You save: 30%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $79.27
Marketplace Item
Description
Body and World is the definitive edition of a book that should now take its place as a major contribution to contemporary existential phenomenology. Samuel Todes goes beyond Martin Heidegger and Maurice Merleau-Ponty in his description of how independent physical nature and experience are united in our bodily action. His account allows him to preserve the authority of experience while avoiding the tendency toward idealism that threatens both Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty.

Todes emphasizes the complex structure of the human body -- front/back asymmetry, the need to balance in a gravitational field, and so forth -- and the role that structure plays in producing the spatiotemporal field of experience and in making possible objective knowledge of the objects in it. He shows that perception involves non-conceptual, but nonetheless objective forms of judgment. One can think of Body and World as fleshing out Merleau-Ponty's project while presciently relating it to the current interest in embodiment, not only in philosophy but also in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and anthropology. Todes's work opens new ways of thinking about problems such as the relation of perception to thought and the possibility of knowing an independent reality -- problems that have occupied philosophers since Kaht and still concern analytic and continental philosophy.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Turning the Page

Location: Washington, DC
Acceptable
Shows some wear. Some highlighting and/or notes inside. Some pages may be creased.
$27.82
Moe's Books

Location: Berkeley, CA
Very Good
0262700824. 0262700824 Very Good. (Binding: Paperback, Jacket: No Jacket)
$31.50
HPB-California

Location: Concord, CA
Good
Shipping Icon
Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and
[...]
$37.87
HPB-Dallas

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and
[...]
$37.87
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$48.61
One Stop Shop Bookstore

Location: Memphis, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$54.17
Ables Bookstore

Location: chattanooga, TN
Good
Shipping Icon
$63.91
Book Panther

Location: Wellington, FL
New
0262700824 New Condition.
$79.27