Between Body and Physique
Wednesday, March 25, 7 pm
A philosophical evening with Professor Dr. Dr. Thomas Fuchs, holder of the Karl Jaspers Chair for the Philosophical Foundations of Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg
The juxtaposition of “being a body” and “having a physique” is the point of departure for a lecture by Thomas Fuchs: on the one hand, the body we experience and feel forms our primary self; at the same time it represents the medium of our relations with the world. On the other hand, we can view our body as an object, we can observe it, examine it, use it, treat it or change it. Thus, our everyday experience continuously veers between the poles of “being a body” and “having a physique”. During our present times, however, there are several tendencies which might be described as a “disappearance of the body”. On the one hand, there is the notion that the subject or consciousness is not even housed within the body, but only in the brain. On the other hand, modern forms of staging the body focus less and less on the physicality we actually feel; this is aided by the increasing prevalence of virtual communication. How and where can we find our way back to our own physicality?
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