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Author(s): Cristian Fuschetto

Journal: S&F_scienzaefilosofia.it
ISSN 2036-2927

Volume: 8;
Start page: 237;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Transability | Body | Life | Antropotechnology

ABSTRACT
Transability is a body project aimed at acquiring a disability. By regarding disability as an object of desire, the transabled community reverses the dominant characterization of disability. Apart from medical and psychological considerations, transability is an interesting phenomenon also from a philosophical point of view, because it shows the post-modern conflict between body and life. The author first mentions body art, in order to show how this artistic movement makes it clear that the body has been engaging a sort of struggle against life in the last decades. Life seems to be a redundant energy that could be used to create new hybrid forms. Based on the concept of “Antropotechnology” by Peter Sloterdijk and “de-somatics” by the Barbara Duden, transability is considered as the phenomenon where the fight between life and body becomes even more extreme.
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