Phenemenology of the Body
School of Professional Psychology and Health SOM 6709 3.00
In this seminar, we will study and ourselves develop the heritage of Edmund Husserl and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, who made clear the crucial importance of a turn toward direct bodily experience. For textual underpinnings for our investigations, we will examine selected texts from Husserl and Merleau-Ponty, and from several contemporary scholars. These theoretical and practical works form a powerful corrective to the anti-body and anti-cosmos forces that are ravaging the planet. Each of you will be asked to engage in your own phenomenological investigations, taking cues from the readings in relation to areas of particular interest to you, converging upon some theme.