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From body +‎ -hood.


bodyhood (uncountable)

  1. The state or condition of a body (literal and figurative)
    • 1895, Charles Bigg, Neoplatonism - Page 205:
      All its manifold activities come into play; it produces "bodihood," solidity, and extension, and all the phenomena that go with these.
    • 2004, Peter Wilberg, The Qualia Revolution - Page 25:
      From this point of view it makes no sense to stick rigidly to the idea of our own bodyhood as something with bounded extension in space.
    • 2011, Angela Espinosa, ‎Jon Walker, A Complexity Approach to Sustainability - Page 33:
      This aspect of Bateson's work was taken forward by Maturana and Varela under the title of 'biology of cognition', using the mechanism of structural coupling, which dealt directly with how differences in bodihood dynamics specify the lived behavioural reality.
    • 2012, Humberto Maturana Romesín, ‎Gerda Verden-Zöller, The Origin of Humanness in the Biology of Love:
      A human being is a manner of living in conversations that arises in each individual human being in the dynamic relation of his or her Homo sapiens sapiens bodyhood and the medium formed by other human beings and the rest of the biosphere.
    • 2013, Carla Taban, Meta- and Inter-Images in Contemporary Visual Art and Culture - Page 108:
      Not bodihood, but the actual body.

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