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CARRENO DUENAS, Dalia; ROJAS BENJUMEA, Alejandro; VALERO CARDENAS, Humberto and RESTREPO RESTREPO, Arturo. The body in virtual philosophy. discus.filos [online]. 2009, vol.10, n.14, pp. 119-132. ISSN 0124-6127.
The following article takes part of a research developed by Humanistic and Social Research Group of Universidad Santo Tomás titled: "Reflection towards the construction of a humanist model of online education". This article is part of a critical reflection of traditional conception of body to make philosophical analysis Levy's ideas on this issue. Sartre, Baudrillard, Merleau-Ponty, Schopenhauer and Lipovezky's ideas about the difficulties on the idea of body are used. Among other things, when it is taken as something external, as a thing. Besides, it is given an inferior quality, dignity and condition in relation to the spirit, soul or pshychism or conscience. A new reality of the human being, a virtual one, seems to work in a change in the difference between subject and object. This difference stated the way of being and understanding, the reality and knowledge of humankind for a long time. This possibility is the one that has been considered in the article.
Keywords : Body; virtual body; deterritorialization; excess; object.