The Fiction of a Thinkable World: Body, Meaning, and the Culture of Capitalism

The Fiction of a Thinkable World: Body, Meaning, and the Culture of Capitalism

by Michael Steinberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 1583671153

ISBN-13: 9781583671153

Pub. Date: 04/01/2005

Publisher: Monthly Review Press

Discarding once and for all the discredited Cartesian dichotomy of mind and body, Steinberg considers the consequences of current research in neurology and cognitive science that show that people think with their bodies and in interaction with others. He considers the ways that the structures of daily experience in capitalist societies reinforce the fictions of the…  See more details below

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Discarding once and for all the discredited Cartesian dichotomy of mind and body, Steinberg considers the consequences of current research in neurology and cognitive science that show that people think with their bodies and in interaction with others. He considers the ways that the structures of daily experience in capitalist societies reinforce the fictions of the Western intellectual tradition and, as a remedy, he shows how our actions can be brought in accord with the world as it is. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583671153
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1What is the human subject?17
2Do our pets love us?35
3Cognitive scientists and philosophers55
4Linguistic totalitarianism77
5Meaning, monotheism and certainty95
6The ethics of what and the ethics of how111
7The last man standing131
8A state of suspended disintegration149
9Politics without goals167

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