What my body knows - With Giulia Enders and Gernot Böhme

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What my body knows - With Giulia Enders and Gernot Böhme


Never before in history have we known so much about the human body. Its values are measured and its functions analysed to keep it in a state of optimum fitness. But our bodies themselves contain a wealth of knowledge that transcends their perception as mere objects of research. Friedrich Nietzsche even wrote of a “great reason” of the body: arms, legs, intestines, diaphragm – each organ, each part of the body “embodies” its own unique history. Its own profound wilfulness. And concrete needs that collide with society’s demands. Could our bodies make us freer if we understood them correctly? Gather clues with world best-selling author Giulia Enders (“Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Under-Rated Organ”) and Gernot Böhme (“Leib: Die Natur, die wir selbst sind”).

Moderation: Svenja Flasspöhler

  • Tuesday 4 June

    Tuesday
    04. June 2019
    21:00

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Gernot Böhme

Gernot Böhme, born 1937, is professor emeritus for philosophy at the …

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Giulia Enders

Giulia Enders, born in 1990, works as a gastroenterologist in…

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Svenja Flaßpöhler

Dr. Svenja Flaßpöhler is editor in chief of “Philosophie Magazin”. She w…

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