Themes opened to discussion:
Philosophy of the human body.
Philosophy of the human body and health.
Theory of human perception.
Continuum of life.
Spatiality. The human body builds the space.
- Type of space: space is not only cerebral – created by the brain – it is a physical exteriority. Our relation with
space goes through the body.
Perceived space; the body is spatial. The subject perceiving and perceived.
Lived space; space/subjective body.
- Intersubjectivity in the perceived space.
- Brain and perception of space. Neurocentrism versus a sensorimotor system. Indirect realism (representation
of space) versus indirect realism (direct perception of space). Possible reconciliation of both proposals?
The space of the human body.
- Bodily scheme.
- Interoceptive / proprioceptive. Spatiality of position, spatiallity of situation.
- Movements as activities of the space.
- Physical scheme and sickness.
- Paralysis. The body in action.
Constitution of the space.
- The skin and the touch.
- Intersubjective communication in space. Coexistence: a question of bodies. Position, contact, cultural aspects.
- Distance and proximity.
- Social space.
- Bodily space.
- The body as the space of many possibilities.
- The rape of the body of the other.
- The biosubjective care. The therapeutic touch.
Human body, decision and action.
Animal body and empathy.
Human extended body and sensory mutations.
Human body, externalisation of the self and identity.
The plasticities of living systems. The bioplastic body:
- Technologies of the self (from Platon to this day)
- Challenges of plasticity: identity / mutability
- Plasticity and alterity (Art – Music)
- Internal space: biotechnological subject. Caring for Parkinson and Alzheimer
- Chemical mutations, and non-invasive mutations (Neuroartes)
The human body as ecosystem.
Biopower. Biotechnologies and ethics.
Bioart. Living systems. Semi-livings entities / objects of partial-life.
Open dialogue with SymbioticA
Practical applications in our professional activities.
Other parallel studies: body and arts; body, mind and consciousness; body, mind and psychopathology.