Abstract

This essay explores “sculptural plasticity” through neuronal matterings of the brainbody in philosophy, literature, and art. It focuses on Socrates’s cataleptic condition as evidenced in Plato’s Symposium, the plasticities at work in Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea, and morphogenetic acts of cell formation in the sculptural installation of Pierre Huyghe’s After ALife Ahead.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhilosophy Today
Early online date4 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Feb 2020

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