fact is that much is talked about the right of the handicapped to have a place
to live in, to work and study, in short, to lead an independent life. Still very
few dare to speak about the problem of "disability and
ergo, sum" said Descartes in the sense that we exist and percept ourselves as we
are, not only because we have our bodies and needs connected with it, but simply
because we think about and of ourselves; we are aware of
Descartes, Plato and Christianity made sure the body and corporality became
marginalized, meaning that spirituality became the centre of one's concern. Of
course, existance solely on the basis of spirituality is impossible.
Freud and his psychoanalysis our bodies again acquire some of its former value.
A set of mechanisms is thus discovered, which is not governed by us, rather we
are governed by them; what we discover, is the idea of subconscious.