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dc.contributor.supervisorMcCance, Dawne (Religion)en_US
dc.contributor.authorConan, Bruce
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-11T13:53:27Z
dc.date.available2014-09-11T13:53:27Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/24027
dc.description.abstractThis thesis suggests that problematic dualistic frameworks are challenged in writing that, in engaging issues of embodiment, does not overlook the biological sciences. This thesis first introduces a brief history of dualistic frameworks, especially in the context of critical animal studies. Each chapter that follows engages a core theme of embodiment: Jacques Derrida's concept of autoimmunity; Sigmund Freud's work on depression, hysteria, and PTSD, along with Elizabeth Wilson's reading of Freud’s work as psychosomatics; and the work of David Wills, whose theory of dorsality suggests an original technicity, or automaticity, at work at the origin of the human species and at the origin of biological life itself. Significant in each chapter is the way in which each theorist draws on concepts, research, or analogies that come from biology in order to strengthen his or her concepts of embodiment.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectcritical theoryen_US
dc.titleCritical non-dualistic theories of embodiment: autoimmunity, psychosomatics, dorsalityen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineReligionen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeLewis, Justin (Religion) Renee, Louise (French, Spanish & Italian)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2014en_US


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