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New page: Image:lighterstill.jpgright|frame With regard to living things, a '''body''' is the integral physical material of an individual. "Body" often is us...

With regard to living [[things]], a '''body''' is the integral physical material of an [[individual]]. "Body" often is used in connection with [[illusion|appearance]], health issues and death. The study of the workings of the body is physiology.

==Human body==
The human body mostly consists of a head, neck, torso, two arms and two legs.

In some [[context]]s, a superficial element of a body, such as hair may be regarded as not a part of it, even while attached. The same is true of excretable substances, such as stool, both while residing in the body and afterwards. [[Plant]]s composed of more than one cell are not normally regarded as possessing a body.

The dead body of a [[human]] is referred to as a cadaver, or corpse. The dead bodies of [[vertebrate]] animals, [[insect]]s and humans are sometimes called ''carcasses''. The study of the [[structure]] of the body is called human anatomy.

In the views emerging from the [[mind]]-body dichotomy, the body is considered in [[behavior]] and therefore considered as little valued [] and trivial. Many modern philosophers of mind maintain that the mind is not something separate from the body.

#The mind-body problem by Robert M. Young
#Kim, J. (1995). Honderich, Ted. ed.. Problems in the Philosophy of Mind. Oxford Companion to Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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