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(The) Body

Core definition

Physical or material structure of an individual, increasingly recognized as a social/ cultural entity as well as biological one.

Longer explanation

Philosophers and sociologists have often separated the body from the mind, the body from the spirit, the body from consciousness, and the body from society. The body was left to anatomists, medical ...

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