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The Resource Physical being : a theory for a corporeal psychology, Rom Harré

Physical being : a theory for a corporeal psychology, Rom Harré

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Physical being : a theory for a corporeal psychology
Title
Physical being
Title remainder
a theory for a corporeal psychology
Statement of responsibility
Rom Harré
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Body care has never before been so much a focus of public interest, nor have the ways we classify people by reference to their kind of body excited such political passions. What bodies we have and how we use them is a central concern in the art of being human. In this book, Rom Harre attempts to build a comprehensive account of the roles our bodies play in our lives. He argues that these roles are determined less by organic functioning than by cultural conventions and social meanings and that, rightly or wrongly, our type of body is fateful for the way our lives can be lived. From among the vast array of ways our bodies and their nature and condition enter our lives he explores three main questions. The first concerns the "metaphysical": how we use our bodies to determine and to express the kind of person we are. Next, the various forms of normative judgements and public and private "evaluations" that bodily forms and functions are subjected to are examined. Finally, the body and its parts and functions are looked at in the light of their use both as signifiers, systems of signs, and as blank surfaces on which significance is "inscribed."
  • Body care has never before been so much a focus of public interest, nor have the ways we classify people by reference to their kind of body excited such political passions. What bodies we have and how we use them is a central concern in the art of being human. In this book, Rom Harre attempts to build a comprehensive account of the roles our bodies play in our lives. He argues that these roles are determined less by organic functioning than by cultural conventions and social meanings and that, rightly or wrongly, our type of body is fateful for the way our lives can be lived. From among the vast array of ways our bodies and their nature and condition enter our lives he explores three main questions. The first concerns the "metaphysical": how we use our bodies to determine and to express the kind of person we are. Next, the various forms of normative judgements and public and private "evaluations" that bodily forms and functions are subjected to are examined. Finally, the body and its parts and functions are looked at in the light of their use both as signifiers, systems of signs, and as blank surfaces on which significance is "inscribed"
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Harré, Rom
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ways of being
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  • Mind and body
  • Human body (Philosophy)
  • Body Image
  • Identification (Psychology)
  • Philosophy
  • Self Concept
Label
Physical being : a theory for a corporeal psychology, Rom Harré
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
22593008
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780631134213
Lccn
90020581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1054367
Label
Physical being : a theory for a corporeal psychology, Rom Harré
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
22593008
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780631134213
Lccn
90020581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1054367

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