Makarov A.I., Toropova A.A. Aloof Bodies: Interpretation of the Concept

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu7.2016.4.2

Andrey Ivanovich Makarov

Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of Department of Philosophy,

Volgograd State University

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Anastasiya Aleksandrovna Toropova

Postgraduate Student, Department of Philosophy,

Volgograd State University

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Abstract. In this article contemporary conceptions of corporality dealing with the topic of human alienations from body are considered. Relevance of this subject is determined by a new turn of a traditional problem of the relations between human soul and body, proceeding not from the ontological bases, but from the socio-cultural ones. The author’s definition of corporality’s conception is given. The corporality is understood as the structure which contains three topos – natural “body” of an individual, a body as an individual artificial construct and a collective body as socio-cultural integrity. In course of the research the authors analyze corporality’s conceptions of the leading postmodern philosophers – Foucault, Agamben, Nancy, Sloterdijk. Those social institutes which influence the formation of the contemporary person alienated from their own body – institutes of health care, education, law, economy, science are revealed. The peculiarity of postmodern thought consists in failure of steady ideas about a body and formation of a new image of a body – a body as a stream essentially unstable and not capable to be recorded. Taking into account their ideas, we make a hypothesis that if the person remains alone with the physical reality, he cuts off the symbolical plan of the corporality which is necessary for overcoming body’s alienation.

Key words: modern philosophy, corporality, Foucault, Nancy, Agamben, Sloterdijk, alienation.

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