Cartesian Dualism: the privilege of the mind over the body. But the brain is part of the body – the mind is externalized
What happens when one is not able to think properly anymore? Does it disappear? No.
personal note: He does not disappear for the others, but he kind of does for himself. If someone is in a profound coma, his body is still palpable, although he is not able to think anymore, but this only affects the others.
What is embodiment?
- plasticity -> biological limb, artificial tool
- the body extends itself through external tools
- externalizing our minds -> writing, reading
‘By the late twentieth century, our time, a mythic time, we are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated as hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs’ (Haraway)
By the use of glasses, contact lenses, gadgets, clothes = second skin – all extend the body.
Prosthetic limbs which one uses as it was one self’s
Rubber hand experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCQbygjG0RU