Embodiment in Cognition and Culture

| Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
| Göteborg University
| Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
ISBN 9789027252074 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027292193 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
This volume shows that the notions of embodied or situated cognition, which have transformed the scientific study of intelligence have the potential to reorient cultural studies as well. The essays adapt and amplify embodied cognition in such different fields as art history, literature, history of science, religious studies, philosophy, biology, and cognitive science. The topics include the biological genesis of teleology, the dependence of meaning in signs upon biological embodiment, the notion of image schema and the concept of force in cognitive semantics, pictorial self-portraiture as a means to study self-perception, the difference between reading aloud and silent reading as a way to make sense of literary texts, intermodal (kinesthetic) understanding of art, psychosomatic medicine, laughter as a medical and ethical phenomenon, the valuation of laughter and the body in religion, and how embodied cognition revives and extends earlier attempts to develop a philosophical anthropology. (Series A)
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 71]  2007.  xxii, 304 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Part I: Systems
The physical origins of purposive systems
Terrance Deacon and Jeremy Sherman
The extensions of man revisited: From primary to tertiary embodiment
Göran Sonesson
Part II: Images
Cognitive semantics and image schemas with embodied forces
Peter Gärdenfors
Feeling embodied in vision: The imagery of self-perception without mirrors
Karl Clausberg
Part III: Form
The body of Susanne K. Langer's Mind
Cornelia Richter
Is content embodied form?
Sven-Eric Liedman
Part IV: Rhythm
Reading with the body: Sound, rhythm, and music in Gertrude Stein
Angela Steidele
Work, rhythm, dance: Prerequisites for a kinaesthetics of media and arts
Reinhart Meyer-Kalkus
Part V: Therapy
Body, mind and psychosomatic medicine
Gerhard Danzer
What does laughter embody?
Brian Poole
Part VI: Catharsis
Laughter, catharsis, and the patristic conception of embodied logos
Dirk Westerkamp
The Christian body as a grotesque body
Ola Sigurdson
Part VII: Symbolization
Radical imagination and symbolic pregnance: A Castoriadis-Cassirer connection
Mats Rosengren
Philosophical anthropology and the embodied cognition paradigm: On the convergence of two research programs
John Michael Krois
Notes on contributors
Contributors to "Embodiment in cognition and culture"
Name index
Subject index
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Consciousness Research

Consciousness research


BIC Subject: JMT – States of consciousness
BISAC Subject: PHI015000 – PHILOSOPHY / Mind & Body
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007016259 | Marc record