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Do we really own our bodies?
We tend to think of our corporeal selves as the one thing we hold complete dominion over. "My body belongs to me" has become a statement so banal that French ministers have the phrase tattooed on their arms. Philosopher Gaspard Koenig thinks we should stop taking ownership of our bodies for granted. In this funny, example-driven talk, Koenig delves into the myriad ways we lose agency over our mortal flesh to legal, moral and corporate authorities. (In French with English subtitles)