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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1583671161

ISBN-13: 9781583671160

Pub. Date: 01/01/2005

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

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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

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ISBN-13:
9781583671160
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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