Subjectivity of the body: Herman Schmitz's work

Jens Soentgen


This is a Spanish translation of the article byJens Soentgen "Subjectivity of the body: Herman Schmitz's work". Schmitz (1927) is perhaps the most original among contemporary philosophers, probably the one with the more extended production and surely very little-known. His work, quite controversial, constitutes one of the latest intents to develop a philosophical system. Schmitz states a difference between the "sensible body" (Leib) and the "seen body" (Körper). His phenomenological research is centered in the sensible body experiences. This article presents a brief, but concise, introduction to the Schmitz's notions of sensible body and subjectivity with translator's comments in the footnotes.


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