The Incorporated Self: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Embodiment

The Incorporated Self: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Embodiment

by Michael O'Donovan-Anderson

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Overview

The Incorporated Self demonstrates that although embodiment has long been a central concern of the theoretical humanities, embodiment's potential to alter epistemology and open up new areas of non-dualistic inquiry has not been pursued far enough. This anthology collects the works of scholars from a broad range of disciplines, each examining the nature of the body and the necessity of embodiment to the human experience—for our self awareness, sense of identity, and the workings of the mind. The essays offer a sustained attack on Cartesian dualism and methodological positivism. "The Incorporated Self" is suitable for undergraduate and graduate seminars on mind-body relations, the psychology of perception, the nature of thought, and questions of social, political, and individual identity. This interdisciplinary book is an important work for philosophers, literary theorists, historians, sociologists and psychologists.

Author Biography: Michael O'Donovan is assistant professor of philosophy at Stonehill College. His articles have appeared in the "Yale Political Monthly, Lyceum, Humanities," and "Environmental Action".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847682829
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/19/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Michael O'Donovan-Anderson is assistant professor of philosophy at Stonehill College. His articles have appeared in the Yale Political Monthly, Lyceum, Humanities, and Environmental Action.

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