Imagining Bodies: Merleau-Ponty's Philosophy of ImaginationJames B. Steeves $23.50
Published in 2004 | 224 pages | paper | ISBN: 978-0-8207-0343-5
Imagining Bodies demonstrates how Merleau-Ponty's understanding of the body has broad implications for philosophy, aesthetics and the social sciences. By examining Merleau-Ponty's analysis of the body as a dialectic of habituation and creativity, Steeves unveils a deeper relation between self and world that is mediated by images of embodiment. Imagining Bodies is a testament to the importance of the body and the imagination in our perception of reality at a time when the philosophy of the body is associated with metaphysical presence.
JAMES B. STEEVES is an independent scholar living in St. Catherines, Canada. His current research in on the role of the imagining body in the social normalization of people with disabilities.