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Our Strange Body : Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Medical Interventions (Paperback)

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The ever increasing ability of medical technology to reshape the human body in fundamental waysfrom organ and tissue transplants to reconstructive surgery and prostheticsis something now largely taken for granted. But for a philosopher, such interventions raise fundamental and fascinating questions about our sense of individual identity and its relationship to the physical body. Drawing on and engaging with philosophers from across the centuries, Jenny Slatman here develops a novel argument: that our own body always entails a strange dimension, a strangeness that enables us to incorporate radical physical changes.
The ever increasing ability of medical technology to reshape the human body in fundamental ways?from organ and tissue transplants to reconstructive surgery and prosthetics?is something now largely taken for granted. But for a philosopher, such interventions raise fundamental and fascinating questions about our sense of individual identity and its relationship to the physical body. Drawing on and engaging with philosophers from across the centuries, Jenny Slatman here develops a novel argument: that our own body always entails a strange dimension, a strangeness that enables us to incorporate radical physical changes.
Number of Pages: 180
Genre: Philosophy, Medical
Sub-Genre: Ethics + Moral Philosophy, Ethics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 16390856
UPC: 9789089646477
Item Number (DPCI): 247-33-0459
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