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Receptive Bodies

Leo Bersani

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579627
eISBN:
9780226579931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579931.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This book is centered on a surprisingly simple image: a newborn baby simultaneously crying out and drawing its first breath. These twin ideas—absorption and expulsion, the intake of physical and ... More


The Babies in Trees

Alphonso Lingis

in Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556765
eISBN:
9780226557090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In Tora Toraja stillborn babies and babies who die before their first milk tooth emerges are buried in holes cut in living trees. The tree that is chosen, a Tarra’ tree, has white milk sap that flows ... More


Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

John David Penniman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222760
eISBN:
9780300228007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222760.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

What if the idea that “you are what you eat” weren’t a simple metaphor? What if it revealed a deeper medical, moral, and religious history about the relationship between food and the soul? In the ... More


Afterword: Fresh Eggs, Aging Wine, and Profound Love

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

in The Arc of Love: How Our Romantic Lives Change over Time

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226633909
eISBN:
9780226634067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634067.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this book the reader have traversed the highways and byways of love. The journey has cast doubt on prevailing popular attempts to make love as fresh as it was at its very beginning. When freshness ... More


Food

Anjan Chatterjee

in The Aesthetic Brain: How We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199811809
eISBN:
9780199369546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811809.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The bliss of food is driven by our chemical senses, taste and smell. Gradients in the chemical environment were among the earliest signals that drove single-cell ciliated organisms to swim toward ... More


A wealth of resources

Catherine Proot and Michael Yorke

in Life to be Lived: Challenges and choices for patients and carers in life-threatening illnesses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685011
eISBN:
9780191765285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685011.003.0014
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

It is comforting to know that the response to illness can be positive. This chapter summarises practical, psychological and spiritual ways towards this end. Many people feel lonely in their suffering ... More


Lifeblood

Deborah J. Brown and Calvin G. Normore

in Descartes and the Ontology of Everyday Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198836810
eISBN:
9780191881688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836810.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In Aristotelian-Scholastic accounts that equated life with the possession of a soul, there is no particular problem explaining the distinction between living and non-living things. Descartes makes ... More


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