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ESPINAL PEREZ, Cruz Elena. Body: an ambiguous sort of being. Approach toward philosophy of body in Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology. Co-herencia [online]. 2011, vol.8, n.15, pp. 187-217. ISSN 1794-5887.
This work is an approximation to the philosophy of body starting from Maurice Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception. Based on the concept of phenomenal body, we find a conception of body depicted as an ambiguous sort of being. The following sections are developed: the bodily experience: perception and object, the phenomenal body and the experience of space, temporality: retention and propensity, being-in-the-world and body as expressive space. So, from the experience of the own's body and against the idea of a subject who owns himself through self-understanding, it is shown how the boundaries between subject and object, activity and passivity, interiority and exteriority or spirit and nature vanish in the ambiguity of the body and the existence.
Keywords : Meleau-Ponty; phenomenal body; perception; subject of perception; temporality; being-in-the-world; phenomenology; intentionality; subjectivity.