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The Body-Machine

Author(s): Petya Milanova-Dikova, Boryana Angelova-Igova
Subject(s): Anthropology, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Philosophy, Special Branches of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: body; machine; panopticum; philosophy of sports

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses how the body is regarded as a machine by the Contemporary school of philosophy. The body-machine is depersonalized and converted into a tool. It has has two functions – a symbolic one, whereby it is used as a model and tool by Panoptic power, and the function of servicing real machines. The article specially focuses on athletes’ bodies. They are very often described as machines. The problem with the body-machine, the depersonalized body, is that a faceless body can be used as a tool, a means of control. But at the same time, it is not a person and is without human rights.

  • Issue Year: XXV/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 82-87
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English, Bulgarian