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JOHNSON, Felipe. To the question by the body: Reflections on the human body as organism. Alpha [online]. 2009, n.29, pp.167-184. ISSN 0718-2201.

The dissemination of the natural science in everyday life has resulted in a particular experience of human body, which now seems to be predominant: the concept of the human body as an organism. The organism concept, in their current articulation, seems to be the basis and guideline in much consideration of this problematic even inside of some philosophical perspective rooted in the Cartesian interpretation of human body. The aim of this article is to investigate the assumptions, which compose this experience in order to contribute with a strict approach to the Philosophical question of corporality.

Keywords : Human body; organism; life; extension; function; mechanics; experience; Heidegger; Descartes.

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