scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,883
The body is socially constructed and in this paper we explore the various and ever- changing constructions of the body and thus of the embodied selfThe one word body may therefore signify very different realities and perceptions of realitySynnot 1992 43 It has been said that in order to understand life and society we as people must first understand ourselves Who are we as a people Who are we as individuals Who are we as humans These questions all present themselves when discussing a topic such as this I believe that it is indeed important to ask questions such as these and also as important to answer them All of this assuming of course that there is one specific answer My problem begins here in that I do not believe that there is one defined answer to these questions As you will see many great philosophic minds have different views and beliefs relating to these questions and it is my job to sort through these different beliefs and discover What it is to be human It seems that for ages the human body has been studied and inspected However literal inspection only takes us so far As humans we all know that there are parts of our being that are intangible Take thoughts dreams and things of the like We know they exist yet they are unable to be inspected scientifically to any valuable degree at least The distinction between beliefs begins here How one views this intangible side of life with respect to the tangible is the factor that defines ones beliefs There are several ways in which one may view the body A dualist is one who views the body and mind or tangible and intangible as two separate intities existing together to form one being The principle of Cogito ergo sum or in english I think therefore I am The I
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA