Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

The Adventures of the Body. Towards a “new ontology” with Merleau-Ponty

Enrica Lisciani-Petrini


The present paper analyses the process of reassessing the body’s topic, which began at the beginning of the nineteenth century and has developed along a ridge up to the present day. It is an essential process because the awareness that the body reveals, in an unprejudiced analysis, overturns a series of past categories, starting with a classic idea of “subject”. The author who, more than any other, offers fundamental contributions in this sense is Merleau-Ponty, for whom the “rehabilitation of the sensitive”, produced by reflection on the body, “upsets the usual idea of the world” and leads to a
“new ontology”


Body; Merleau-Ponty; Subject; New ontology; Phenomenology

Full Text:

PDF (Italiano)



  • There are currently no refbacks.