The Clever Body

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University of Calgary Press, 2006 - 198 páginas
In Western civilization, we have come to regard the body as an instrument or a machine that responds to external challenges but does not have a life or creativity of its own. Thanks to some of its inherent capabilities, however, the living body can act in a highly intelligent and creative manner. All of us have noticed from time to time that our body can move naturally, without any conscious effort; it can adapt to new situational demands and propose unexpected solutions. While skiing or rock climbing or sailing, we may have abandoned ourselves to our bodily timing and responsiveness, our acute feeling for new solutions. In The Clever Body, Gabor Csepregi describes in detail the nature and scope of these innate abilities sensibility, spontaneity, mimetic faculty, sense of rhythm, memory, and imagination and reflects on their significance in human life.


 
 

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Índice

Autonomy
13
Sensibility
25
Spontaneity
51
Imitation
71
Rhythm
91
Memory
113
Imagination
127
Conclusion
143
Notes
153
Bibliography
175
Index
191
Back Cover
201
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Sobre el autor (2006)

Gabor Csepregi is the President of the Dominican College of Philosophy and Theology in Ottawa. He is the editor-in-chief of the journal Science et Esprit and has published over fifty articles, reviews, and essays on philosophy, music, and sport.

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