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The Phenomenon of the Body and the “Hook” of Addiction

  • Frank Schalow
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Part of the Contributions To Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 93)

Abstract

This chapter outlines the existential roots of addiction; these originate from the structures of everydayness and harbor the possibility of an individual’s becoming victimized by the pursuit of his/her self-indulgences. In the process, we will describe how our simplest desires of the self’s in its embodiment can be exaggerated into “fetishes,” and thus cross over to form the “hook” of addiction.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Schalow
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

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