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Rikke Toft Nørgård

University for the body: On the corporeal being of academic existence

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The article creates a framework for considering academic existence and embodied being at the university through highlighting the corporeal dimension of university life. Considering the human beings inhabiting the university to be of both mind and flesh, the article uses corporeal philosophies to conceptualise academic existence in the flesh. This is done through evoking the sensibilities, feelings, sensuality and interplay of body and think- ing as well as reflecting on the implications of the current absence of the body in relation to loss of knowledge, academic experience and a more humane university. The article ad- dresses these issues through contributing with a conceptual framework for thinking about a university of the body, a corpo-mology or language for talking about embodied academic existence as well as a value-framework for supporting and promoting the university as a liveable environment.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9
JournalPhilosophy and Theory of Higher Education
Pages (from-to)175-199
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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