Category Archives: The Body


I am not sure what to make of this issue. 4EA is the initialism used for a catch phrase now commonly deployed in contemporary neuroscience and philosophy of mind research to characterise cognition: “Embodied, Embedded, Enacted, Extended, Affective”. I think … Continue reading

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The witness body

“Can one imagine the Holocaust without thinking about bodies? The graphic images of the slaughter are now etched in Western consciousness like the tattoos imprinted on the arms of inmates. Emaciated limbs, gaunt faces and hollow eyes stare out at … Continue reading

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The epicene body

Epicene syn. hermaphrodite, intersex, gynandromorph, androgyne def. having the characteristics of both sexes “When you came home,” Cathleen Sullivan told Chase about her return from the hospital after surgery, “there seemed to be no effect at all. Oh, yes, wait … Continue reading

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The enjambed body

The enjambed body…what a great phrase! I love poetry, so I even know what enjambed means. Good for me. Now I’ve got all that self-congratulation out of the way, I have to admit I stole the phrase from Jim Ferris. … Continue reading

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