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Bodily Materialism and Alienated Sensual Community -An emphasis on Hegel and Marx's Theories of the body-

  • 인문논총
  • 2024, 64(), pp.75-107
  • DOI : 10.33638/JHS.64.4
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : April 30, 2024
  • Accepted : June 4, 2024
  • Published : June 30, 2024

kim Hyun 1

1전남대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this article is to compare and examine Hegel and Marx’s theories of the body in relation to the concepts of sensation and emotion. To achieve this, Chapter 2 of this article provides an overview of Hegel’s discussions on sensation, emotion, and the body, focusing on the first chapter of Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit and his conception of ‘Anthropology’.' and it clarifies Hegel’s perspective on the body as the ‘conceptualization of the body.’ Chapter 3 focuses on conceptualizing Marx’s theory of the body as ‘bodily materialism’, based on his Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844. For Marx, humans are beings who interact with the external natural world bodily, and this bodiness, as a natural existence, constitutes human objectivity towards the external natural world. Chapter 4 reevaluates the core concept of ‘alienation’ from Marx’s Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844, focusing on bodily sensations and emotions. Through these discussions, this article reinterprets Marx’s theory of labor alienation as alienation of bodily sensations and emotions, diagnosing 21st-century capitalist society as an alienated sensual community.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.