ISSN 2712-7834
Vetrov Vladimir

Vetrov Vladimir

Editor, Centre for Academic Research and Informational Studies on Science, Education and Technologies, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences (INION), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Transformation of viewpoints on human corporeality : from science fiction to theory of embodied cognition

Modification of the human body is a phenomenon found at all stages of human history, but right now, due to the ever more accelerating technological risk, the human corporality is under the threat of irreversible change. In this paper, the impact of technology on the phenomenon of corporality is reviewed, a connection is made between posthumanistic views and the concept of embodied cognition. The author refers to a number of works of science fiction that form a relevant and representative narrative on a given issue. Corporeality is considered from the standpoint of the phenomenological approach; the thesis is formulated about the importance of considering the human body as a factor in building identity and subjectivity. “Dehumanization” as a result of body modification seems, according to the author, unlikely, because all enhancement technologies remain anthropocentric, being a continuation and result of centuries of interaction between man (his body) and technology.

Keywords: human body modification; corporality; embodied cognition; sci-fi; posthumanism

For citation: Vetrov V.A. Transformation of viewpoints on human corporeality : from science fiction to theory of embodied cognition // Social novelties and social sciences. – 2022. – N 4. – P. 40–51.
DOI: 10.31249/snsn/2022.04.03
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