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Attunement Through the Body


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Acknowledgments Introduction PART 1: TWO CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE CONCEPTS OF THE BODY: ICHIKAWA HIROSHI AND YUASA YASUO 1. Ichikawa's View of the Body Introduction The Subject-Body The Body-Space The Object-Body 2. Ichikawa's Concept of the Body Qua Structure Structure as Functioning The Orientational Structure The Intentional Structure Mineness of the Body Concluding Remarks 3. Yuasa's Body Scheme Introduction Yuasa's Body-Scheme The External Sensory-Motor Circuit The Circuit of Coenesthesis The Emotion-Instinct Circuit The Summary of the Three Circuits The Circuit of Unconcious Quasi-Body Concluding Remarks PART 2: A MEDIEVAL JAPANESE CONCEPT OF THE BODY: DOGEN KIGEN 4. Buddhism and Dogen's Concept of the Body Introduction Traditional Buddhist Concept of the Body Human Body: The Basis For All That Appears Dogen's Concept of Generation-Extinction Generation-Extinction of an "I" Conditions for Transition from "I" to "Who" 5. Dogen and the Body in Meditation Introduction Preparation Attitude The Goal of "Just Sitting" An Analysis of "Just Sitting" Samadhic Awareness Oneness of the Body-Mind Zen's Theory and Practice 6. Dogen and the Body in Transformation Introduction Transformation of Synthetic Function Transformation of Affectivity Felt Inter-Resonance The Somatic Act 7. Dogen and the Body in Action Introduction Dogen's Identification of Mind with Objects A True Human Body Concluding Remarks PART 3: A THEORY OF ATTUNEMENT 8. Preliminaries and a Theory of Attunement Introduction Personal Body: A Contingent Being Engagement: Fundamental Modality of the Personal Body Engagement as the Body's Attunement 9. A Sketch of a General Theory of Attunement The Formal Conditions of Attunement The Experimental Momentum of Attunement The Somatic Field Affectivity: Feeling-Judgement Sedimentation 10. A Stratification of Engagement Introduction Tensionality De-Tensionality Non-Tensionality Concluding Remarks Notes Glossary for Japanese Terms Bibliography Index

About the Author

Shigenori Nagatomo is Assistant Professor at Temple University. He is co-author of Science and Comparative Philosophy, and co-translator of The Body: Toward an Eastern Mind-Body Theory by Yuasa Yasuo, published by SUNY Press, and Toward Superconsciousness: Meditational Theory and Practice.


"This book raises a completely new perspective on the relationship between consciousness, experience and the human body. It makes a compelling account of how our experience is carnate and then explores the rich philosophical implications of this insight." Howard Eilberg-Schwartz, Stanford University "The book deals with a highly original thesis in an innovative and insightful way. It is well written, soundly argued, and clearly presented. The author shows a good ability to illustrate abstract philosophical ideas with concrete, specific examples, and to handle themes from Japanese thought and Western phenomenology." - Steven Heine, LaSalle University

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