Frank Chouraqui is university lecturer in continental philosophy in the Institute for Philosophy at Leiden University. He was previously assistant professor of philosophy at Koç University. He teaches undergraduate courses on the Philosophy of Culture and Philosophical Anthropology as well as upper level and graduate courses on phenomenological themes.
Part I: Foundations and Paradigm
Part II: An Embodied World
Part III: Political Bodies
A lively, engaging and expansive analysis of embodiment and the philosophies that have helped us to understand the complexities of lived bodies in their cultural, racial and gendered forms. Bodies and their powers and capacities constitute both cultural and power relations and are still not well understood. The Body and Embodiment serves as an excellent introduction to and overview of this most productive concept.
Chouraqui has a grand and powerful vision of his subject matter and his guidance is opinionated. I am not aware of any book quite like it. The combination of a detailed exposition of key ideas, together with a user-friendly guide to primary sources, makes this book invaluable. It is an important, beautifully conceived and exciting book, and the author is an entirely reliable guide.
Chouraqui’s The Body and Embodiment: A Philosophical Guide is both historical and thematic. His presentation is extremely clear and well written. It deals with both the Continental and the Analytic traditions. Chouraqui addresses different trends in the current field of philosophy. It is sufficiently clear for an Introduction and adequately nuanced for a more sophisticated audience. Unlike most works of this level of seriousness, The Body and Embodiment was written with an eye to use in courses, readings from primary sources appear in each chapter.