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Pursuing a Phantom

Shaun Gallager (ed.)

in How the Body Shapes the Mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199271948
eISBN:
9780191603112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271941.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

By exploring the phenomenon of phantom limbs in congenital absence of limb (aplasia) it is possible to explicate in detail the prenatal development of body schemas. The same logic that denied the ... More


Characterizing Phantoms: Features of Phantom Limb Syndrome

Cassandra S. Crawford

in Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789285
eISBN:
9780814764824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789285.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the features of phantom limb syndrome and how corporeal ideology influenced efforts to legitimate the work being done on phantom limb syndrome. It first considers the ambiguity ... More


Conscious‐Awareness: Life's Illusory Legacy

Michael N. Marsh

in Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences: Brain-State Phenomena or Glimpses of Immortality?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571505
eISBN:
9780191722059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571505.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

The preceding chapter encapsulates the argument that extra-corporeal experiences (ECE) are probably best accounted for in terms of functional perturbations of brains in their recovery from severe ... More


Assessing disorders of awareness and representation of body parts

Carlo Semenza

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.12
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the various pathological conditions involved in disorders of awareness and representation of body parts. It then discusses autotopagnosia, personal neglect ... More


Phantoms in the Mind: The Psychogenic Origins of Ethereal Appendages

Cassandra S. Crawford

in Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789285
eISBN:
9780814764824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789285.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines how the major psychogenic theories of phantom phenomena exposed the anxiety evoked by dismemberment throughout the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth ... More


Phantoms in the Brain: The Holy Grail of Neuroscience

Cassandra S. Crawford

in Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789285
eISBN:
9780814764824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789285.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines how phantoms have driven transformations within the field of neuroscience, within the bodies, minds, and brains of amputees, and between bodies and prosthetic technologies. It ... More


Introduction: Ghost in the Machine

Cassandra S. Crawford

in Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789285
eISBN:
9780814764824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789285.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book examines the link between phantom limb pain and prosthetic innovation—a relationship between ghosts and machines that has at times been pleasant, accommodating, and mutually beneficial. It ... More


Phantom-Prosthetic Relations: The Modernization of Amputation

Cassandra S. Crawford

in Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789285
eISBN:
9780814764824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789285.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines how phantom–prosthetic relations unfolded in the context of the modernization of amputation, including the rapid state-sponsored expansion and maturation of the prosthetic ... More


From Pleasure to Pain: Accounting for the Rise and Fall in Phantom Pain

Cassandra S. Crawford

in Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789285
eISBN:
9780814764824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789285.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the extraordinary increase and subsequent decrease of phantom limb pain within the American context. It shows that the pervasiveness of phantom pain coincided with the invention ... More


Conclusion: Authenticity and Extinction

Cassandra S. Crawford

in Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789285
eISBN:
9780814764824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789285.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This concluding chapter explores how, after the turn of the twenty-first century, phantom–prosthetic relations went awry despite the fact that ghosts and machines have never been more intimate. Using ... More


Text and the City: Dublin, Cultural Intimacy, and Modernity

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Dublin in James Joyce's spectral imagination is akin to a phantom limb. His literary modernism turns on what is absent or off the page, an apophatic style in which text is intimately bound up with ... More


Are Dreams Subjective Experiences (I)? Phenomenal Selfhood and Bodily Experiences in Dreams

Jennifer M. Windt

in Dreaming: A Conceptual Framework for Philosophy of Mind and Empirical Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028677
eISBN:
9780262327466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028677.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 7 introduces the idea, developed over the following chapters, that the key to a unified framework of dreaming is the investigation of phenomenal selfhood, or the experience of being or having ... More


Phantom Limb: Amputation, Embodiment, and Prosthetic Technology

Cassandra S. Crawford

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789285
eISBN:
9780814764824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789285.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Phantom limb pain is one of the most intractable and merciless pains ever known—a pain that haunts appendages that do not physically exist, often persisting with uncanny realness long after fleshy ... More


From the Civil War to the Great War: The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of a Spiritual Paradigm

Aaron Shaheen

in Great War Prostheses in American Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198857785
eISBN:
9780191890406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857785.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter first shows how the spiritualized version of prosthetics originated in the Civil War, which rendered approximately 60,000 veterans limbless. Prominent physicians such as Oliver Wendell ... More


Phantom Limbs

Stephen Gaukroger

in Embodiment: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190490447
eISBN:
9780190490478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190490447.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Phantom limbs pose a philosophical problem about the location of pains. The work of Descartes first used them to make a philosophical point about the brain in relation to the body. They have ... More


How the Body Shapes the Mind

Shaun Gallagher

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199271948
eISBN:
9780191603112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271941.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book contributes to the idea that to have an understanding of the mind, consciousness, or cognition, a detailed scientific and phenomenological understanding of the body is essential. There is ... More


Scruples (Clones and Stand-ins)

Peter Szendy

in Phantom Limbs: On Musical Bodies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267057
eISBN:
9780823272303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267057.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

A return to Benjamin, Diderot and the concept of effiction. Hypothesis of a tempo proper to the evolution of bodies in the musical field, one that gives birth to phantom limbs.


Amputations and Prosthetic Limbs

David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, and Chris Williams (eds)

in Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781382509
eISBN:
9781786945297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781382509.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This section focuses on the growing number of amputations, including excerpts from patients as well as surgeons. Dillan Jackson Carroll examines the case of Napoleon Perkins and the section includes ... More


Phantom Limbs: Bowen’s ‘Hand in Glove’

Sarah Jackson

in Tactile Poetics: Touch and Contemporary Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685318
eISBN:
9781474412360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685318.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The concluding chapter to this study draws together themes of interruption, prohibition and prosthesis in order to present a reading of spectral contact. Examining phantom limbs in Elizabeth Bowen's ... More


Introduction

Frédérique de Vignemont

in Mind the Body: An Exploration of Bodily Self-Awareness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198735885
eISBN:
9780191799846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198735885.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The embodied approach claims to return the mind to the body. This book returns the body to the mind. Let us leave aside what the body can do for cognition and focus on what it feels like to have a ... More


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