Digestion , Habit , and Being at Home : Hegel and the Gut as Ambiguous Other

@inproceedings{Dryden2016DigestionH,
  title={Digestion , Habit , and Being at Home : Hegel and the Gut as Ambiguous Other},
  author={Jane Windy Dryden},
  year={2016}
}
Feminist and posthumanist writers have described the need for a relational ontology that challenges the boundaries of the human self (see e.g. Braidotti, Wolfe, Shildrick). Further support for this comes from recent work in the philosophy of biology, which argues that we must rethink the biological individual beyond the boundary of the species. A key part of our essential functioning is carried out by the bacteria in our intestines— our gut flora—in a way that challenges any strictly genetic… CONTINUE READING