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Body: In philosophy, the body refers to the physical material entity that constitutes an individual organism. It is distinct from the mind or consciousness, and is often a subject of philosophical inquiry regarding identity and existence. See also Identity, Existence, Identification, Individuals Individuation, Personal Identity, Person, Humans, Animals, Mind, Consciousness.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Judith Butler on Body - Dictionary of Arguments

Brocker I 745
Body/Gender/Butler: Butler has worked out the concept of the performativity of gender. Therefore, she questions those theories that locate both subversion and "sex" in the body. In these theories the body is simultaneously given as biological and shaped by education.
ButlerVs: this repeats the contradiction to read "gender" as a powerful social identity category of bodies.
Butler: Question: can bodies and discursive actions also be used in acts of subversion of their arrangement?(1)

1. Judith Butler, Gender Trouble. Feminism and the Subversion of Identity, New York/London 1999 (zuerst 1990); Dt. Judith Butler, Das Unbehagen der Geschlechter, Frankfurt/M. 1991, chap 3.

Christine Hauskeller, “Judith Butler, Das Unbehagen der Geschlechter“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Butler, Judith
Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018

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