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Valenciana

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RICO BOVIO, Arturo. The tearing of the postmodern body. Valenciana [online]. 2020, vol.13, n.25, pp.43-67.  Epub June 15, 2020. ISSN 2007-2538.  https://doi.org/10.15174/rv.vi25.438.

The author exposes the problem of the thought and practice of the postmodern western world, where violence and the abandonment of all natural support of values coincide. To look for a possible solution, he examines the concept of "body", which changes from one society to another, marking the style of each culture. It traces its evolution until the first half of the 20th century, when the body was submitted to the market and the ideology of the subject's death was promoted. It qualifies as "tearing of the body" the current physical and symbolic deterioration of individuals and societies. It proposes as an instrument of change an alternative philosophical concept of "body", which integrates in a single system the visible and invisible aspects of the human being, in order to found the values in a dynamic theory of human nature that allows to recover the "body that we are " in this 21st century.

Keywords : Body; Tearing; Postmodernity; Corporeal valences; Virtuality.

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