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The Reconciled Body

An Essay on the Phenomenology of Elegance

Andrei Simionescu-Panait

What is elegance? Is it a quality of movement or gesture? Or is it rather connected to the way someone dresses up? Can we think of an elegant object or an elegant speech? These questions point at the ambiguity elegance presents any person wanting to reflect on it. The Reconciled Body responds to this challenge by looking at the birthplace of elegance: a subject’s experience. From movement consciousness to dreaming, from attention to the upright posture, this book presents the reader with first-person moments that are fundamental in shaping someone’s intimate sense of elegance. In the end, the reader is invited to reflect on the value of elegance and its potential in reconfiguring someone’s I-world relation: is it worth opposing the nature of consciousness to experience the self and other in a radically different manner?

· ISBN: 978-606-697-147-8 (ebook) · Published 2021 ·Online access on this site ·
· ISBN: 978-606-697-146-1 (paperback) · Print / eBook available from Zeta Books ·

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