This book is a search for the soul.  Join me in my personal presentation of insights into the nature of human reality shaped by re-thinking this central concern of the great early 20th century existentialists. This book is addressed not to professional philosophers, but to anyone who wants to examine a new way of thinking about body and soul” Bill Springer, Teacher, Student, Adventurer, Thinker

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This Is My Body: An Existential Analysis of the Living Body

What does it mean to be human?  This book explores in detail this age-old question and provides a basis for rethinking the natural sciences of all living entities. This is my Body presents the argument that the existentialist notion of being-in-the-world is a radical reassessment of what it is to be a human being but it has not adequately established the natural spirituality of human existence.  

Supported by a doctrine of emergence which fits into a neo-Aristotelian view of the natural human soul, the reader will consider that being-in-the-world, seeing-the-world, and understanding-the-world and acting in the world are not merely physical.  The living human body is ensouled, and because it is ensouled it makes the surrounding world perceptually and intelligibly present, and transforms the world in accordance with its desires for good and for bad.

This argument is reconciled with scientific knowledge, rigorous philosophical argument and with ordinary human experience.  This is my Body will leave you with a new understanding of yourself and your existence in the world.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 210 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of America (March 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761845143
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761845140


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