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2005_09_20rev - Culture Embodiment and the Senses Tuesday...

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Culture, Embodiment, and the Senses Tuesday, 20 September 2005 Reading Shigehisa Kuriyama, The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine , chapters 2 and 4, pp. 61-108, and pp.153-192. We have certain ways of holding our bodies and experiencing our bodies. Mentastics and the Trager Approach address these patterns of embodiment. http:// www .trager.com/approach.html [class exercise in Mentastics] Discussion of reading (Note: Italicized questions set aside by arrow-bullets are broad questions to keep in mind and think about throughout the reading and analysis) | What is Kuriyama's purpose? The Western approach to medicine describes while the East emphasizes experience . West: primacy of sight East: perception is linked to practice and diagnosis Chapter 2 discusses the distinction between perception vs. fact West: objective, quantifiable conception of the pulse so that it could be easily recognized by anyone – it exists beyond human perception. | Is the object of study the same as the methods used to perceive it?
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