According Legitimacy to the Human Body in Education
Rev. Dr. Kurian Kachappilly, Paul Mathulla

This paper makes an argument for legitimizing the human body in education and traces its philosophical moorings. From very early on in history, in the ancient Greek and Indian traditions, there appears to have been a tendency to assign a pre-eminent status to the mind and a subordinate place to the body. It was philosophically revisited and reinforced chiefly by Descartes in the modern era. The result has been that the education of the individual has had only a partial focus, i.e., the mind, and the student has not blossomed fully across all faculties of human development. Knowing the body and cultivating the body needs understanding of the body – the personal, biological, social, religious and philosophical dimensions among others. Some of these are explored here.

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