Ciało poza Człowiekiem, czyli Ciało Wyemancypowane w ujęciu Elizabeth Grosz
The Body beyond the Human, or the Body Emancipated in the Work of Elisabeth Grosz
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The article9 presents the philosophy of Elizabeth Grosz, its theoretical background and methods. It concentrates mainly on the category of the body which is present in her thought from the very beginning. The author pays particular attention to the problem of materiality of the body raised in The Nick of Time and Time Travels: why is the body docile? What makes it so vulnerable? What precedes social inscriptions? Those questions underline the problem of the biological aspect of the body as a part of nature which comes together with Grosz's interpretation of Darwin. The theory of evolution shows the temporality of human being and its culture and introduces future possibilities of overcoming the humankind and creating new ways of knowing, new sexes, new forms of living etc. The author suggests that this understanding of the body takes us beyond the human being and beyond subjectivity, it faces us with the process of becoming different which is perceived as emancipating. The author also suggests that Grosz's idea of the politics of imperceptibility is close to Foucault's recognition of the value of women's movement which, in his opinion, lies not in identity struggles but above all in struggles concentrating on broader cultural, social etc. changes. Both Foucault and Grosz aim at potential practices that involve giving up the question of our identities.
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