About the Living Body: Introduction to Philosophical Anatomy

Mauro Barone, MD (Editor)
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Campus BioMedico University of Rome, Resident in Plastic Surgery, Via Alvaro del portillo 200 Roma , Italia

Nicola Di Stefano, PhD (Editor)
Institute of Philosophy of Scientific and Technological Practice and Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma.

Vittoradolfo Tambone (Editor)

Series: Human Anatomy and Physiology
BISAC: MED005000

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The anatomical description of the human body outlines its morphology, answering mainly the question of “how it works”. Therefore, a detailed layout is displayed on the anatomical board, where every element is analyzed thoroughly. A description of the body as such does not trace the real body: the unity of the corporeal reality is closely connected with the entirety of the person, whose body is in the necessary condition to be able to carry out actions which are peculiar to it. As the reality of the body is to be an acting body, then a description that captures the real physical entity in its fullness must go through the acts that the subject does with his own body, which is always living a symbolic, intentional and emotional at lifestyle. In this volume, we present the first version of the “philosophical” anatomy of the body, which outlines through a survey the intentional acts of humans, or the true reality of man and his body. From this new perspective, the unity and entirety of the body are highlighted: the body is what a person has to feed, what makes someone play sports and music, dance, pray, work, and what allows me to carry out all those actions which make someone feel realized as a person. This new conceptual approach brings us on a phenomenological level when describing this data, and thus the acts of the living body. A new perspective, from which the corporeality takes shape as a living entity, and not as a set of substance and accidents, or an aggregate of organs, or a transcendent spiritual unity.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface
Introduction to Philosophical Anatomy
(V. Tambone, FAST – Institute of Philosophy of Scientific and Technological Practice, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy)

Chapter 1
The Body as Person and as Relation: A Philosophical Inquiry
(Maria Teresa Russo, Università Roma Tre, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 2
Analogia sensuum: The Knowing Body
(Giampaolo Ghilardi, FAST, Institute of Philosophy of Scientific and Technological Practice, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 3
Musical Beings: Playing and Dancing Bodies
(Nicola Di Stefano, FAST, Institute of Philosophy of Scientific and Technological Practice and Laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 4
The Symbolic Body
(Mario Tambone Reyes, CIPA, Italian Center for Analytic Psychology, Italy)

Chapter 5
The Transcending Body
(Giulio Maspero, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy)

Chapter 6
The Perception of the Body: Quantitative Methods for Self-Evaluation of the Body in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
(Paolo Persichetti, Annalisa Cogliandro and Mauro Barone, Department of Plastic surgery, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy)

Chapter 7
Sport and the Human Body
(Claudio Pensieri, and Sergio Morini, FAST, Institute of Philosophy of Scientific and Technological Practice, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy, and others)

Chapter 8
The Man-Food Relationship Today
(W. Rizza, R. Antonelli Incalzi and L. de Gara, Food Science and Human Nutrition unit, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Rome, Italy, and others)

Chapter 9
Pregnant Body
(Ilaria Malagrinò, FAST, Institute of Philosophy of Scientific and Technological Practice, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy)

Chapter 10
The Working Body
(Paola Binetti, Professor of History of Medicine, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy)

Index

Audience: Medical students, Bioethicists, philosophers, plastic surgerons.
Anthropologists

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