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Emergence of the Mental/Rational and Suppression/Marginalization of the Bodily


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Borš, Vanja. (2015). Emergence of the Mental/Rational and Suppression/Marginalization of the Bodily. Filozofska istraživanja, 35(3). pp. 395-406. ISSN 1848-2309

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In this paper the attention is focused on the emergence of mental/rational thinking (level of consciousness), particularly in phylogenetic context, which is largely characterized by a deviation manifested in suppression and marginalization of the bodily. Namely, it is the emergence of the mental/rational which presents the beginning of the mentioned deviation (in mythic discourse presented and celebrated as the victory of the Hero over the Great Mother), that is, the suppression and marginalization of all that which has been or still is associated with the bodily: sexual, feminine, unconscious, nature, etc. Lastly, the starting point of this paper is that, through the deconstruction of the mind–body dichotomy, we need to awake the fundamentality of the bodily and thus, instead of suppressing and dissociating it as mentioned (which marks a considerable part of the Occidental history), transcend and integrate it healthily (which is characteristic of the integral thinking, that is, the integral level of consciousness).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Axial Age; mental/rational thinking; suppression/marginalization of the bodily; deconstruction
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 11:18
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 11:18

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