Beata Mriucka

RECOGNIZING THE SIGNIFICANTE OF EMBODIMENT AND THE BODY SELF.


This article presents some important ways of exploring the problem of body. It shows the ontological perspective of relationships between the body and the mind, where the body is an essential element of self structure, a subsystem of larger entity. The paper also highlights the issues of body image as a compact and cohesive system of different mental representations that points toward the epistemological perspective of the body phenomenon. Using critical analyses of elaborated approaches to the problem of the body, I propose a new way of defining the concept of body self. The body self  is defined as the way of experiencing oneself altogether with one's sexuality in one's own body and as the sum of concrete body experiences - conscious and unconscious - which are mirrored in the body image each person possesses.
Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 11.03.2007, godz. 16:57 - Ewelina Soszyńska