To understand Sartre's theory of the body, it is necessary to place it in the context, first of his general ontology and second in that of his theory of intersubjectivity. In the first place, as is well-known, two of the three "ontological dimensions" of the body — the body-of-the-Other and my body-for-the-Other — make their appearance, ontologically, only subsequent to the encounter with the other.1 The appearance of the Other as "dans son corps," indeed, is itself made possible only in and through my own "objectité," my own being made an object by the Other's "look." Making an object of the Other presupposes having been made an object by him.2
Zaner, R. (1971). Introduction, in The problem of embodiment, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 59-80.
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