Philosophy, the body and movement

liepr1006  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Philosophy, the body and movement
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
30.0 h
Schmutz Jacob;
Main themes
The topics addressed will be the body as object and as lived, the classical opposition between the matter and the mind, the search of happiness and pleasure, the sense of pain and suffering, youth, ageing and death. The notions of strong, weak and superhuman (heroes, champion) will be highlighted. The political dimension in the treatment of the body will be studied. These concepts will be addressed with reference to authors who have vastly contributed to their elaboration (for example Socrates, Descartes, Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault'). The philosophical concepts of efficient cause, final cause, matter, form, deduction, induction, time and space will be analyzed to illustrate their presence in thought and scientific research as well as their utility and enlightenment in natural and human sciences through the philosophical elaboration that they have undergone.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this course, the student will understand what it means to talk about the body and to act on the body. He/she will be able to manipulate critical concepts on which to base his/her judgment and motor intervention in an educational (EDPH) or a re-educational (KINE) context. The second aim of this course is of epidemiological nature, illustrating the fundamental philosophical concepts underlying thought and scientific research.
Michel Dupuis, Philosophie et anthropologie du corps, Paris, Seli Arslan, 2015.
Jean-Christophe Goddard (dir.), Le corps, Paris, Vrin, 2005
Chantal Jacquet, Le corps, Paris, PUF, 2001
Éva Lévine & Patricia Touboul, Le corps, Paris, Garnier-Flammarion, 2015
Michela Marzano (dir.), Dictionnaire du corps, Paris, PUF, 2007
Michela Marzano, Penser le corps, Paris, PUF, 2002
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Bachelor in Motor skills : General