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Sensible Life

Emanuele Coccia

Abstract

We like to imagine ourselves as rational beings who think and speak, yet to live means first and foremost to look, taste, feel, or smell the world around us. But sensibility is not just a faculty: We are sensible objects both to ourselves and to others, and our life is through and through a sensible life. This book, now translated into five languages, rehabilitates sensible existence from its marginalization at the hands of modern philosophy, theology, and politics. The author begins by defining the ontological status of images. Not just an internal modification of our consciousness, an image ... More

Keywords: sensibility, sensible existence, image, taste, smell, dream, fashion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823267415
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823267415.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emanuele Coccia, author
EHESS, Paris