How the Body Shapes the Mind / Edition 1

How the Body Shapes the Mind / Edition 1

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by Shaun Gallagher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199271941

ISBN-13: 9780199271948

Pub. Date: 03/24/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

How the Body Shapes the Mind is an interdisciplinary work that addresses philosophical questions by appealing to evidence found in experimental psychology, neuroscience, studies of pathologies, and developmental psychology. There is a growing consensus across these disciplines that the contribution of embodiment to cognition is inescapable. Because this insight has…  See more details below

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How the Body Shapes the Mind is an interdisciplinary work that addresses philosophical questions by appealing to evidence found in experimental psychology, neuroscience, studies of pathologies, and developmental psychology. There is a growing consensus across these disciplines that the contribution of embodiment to cognition is inescapable. Because this insight has been developed across a variety of disciplines, however, there is still a need to develop a common vocabulary that is capable of integrating discussions of brain mechanisms in neuroscience, behavioural expressions in psychology, design concerns in artificial intelligence and robotics, and debates about embodied experience in the phenomenology and philosophy of mind. Shaun Gallagher's book aims to contribute to the formulation of that common vocabulary and to develop a conceptual framework that will avoid both the overly reductionistic approaches that explain everything in terms of bottom-up neuronal mechanisms, and inflationistic approaches that explain everything in terms of Cartesian, top-down cognitive states.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199271948
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/24/2005
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1The terms of embodiment17
2The case of the missing schema40
3The earliest senses of self and others65
4Pursuing a phantom86
5The body in gesture107
6Prenoetic constraints on perception and action133
7Neurons and neonates : reflections on the molyneux problem153
8Complex structures and common dynamics of self-awareness173
9The interactive practice of mind206
10Before you know it237

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How the Body Shapes the Mind 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good thought provoking read