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By Kevin A. Aho

Challenges traditional understandings of Heidegger’s account of the body.

Martin Heidegger’s failure to recognize the function of the physique in his research of daily human life (Dasein) has generated a cottage of feedback from such renowned continental figures as Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Derrida, and Irigaray. In Heidegger’s overlook of the physique, Kevin A. Aho indicates the critics principally fail to understand Heidegger’s nuanced figuring out of Dasein, which isn't to be interpreted by way of person life yet when it comes to a shared horizon of being that's already there. Aho extra argues that Heidegger—while not often discussing the physique itself—nonetheless makes an important contribution to theories of embodiment via his critique of technological life and his hermeneutic restoration of extra unique methods of being that display our fragile interconnectedness with things.

Kevin A. Aho is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Florida Gulf Coast college and the coauthor (with James Aho) of physique concerns: A Phenomenology of disease, affliction, and Illness.

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