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Volume Editor: John A. McCarthy
This pioneering book evaluates the early history of embodied cognition. It explores for the first time the life-force ( Lebenskraft) debate in Germany, which was manifest in philosophical reflection, medical treatise, scientific experimentation, theoretical physics, aesthetic theory, and literary practice esp. 1740-1920. The history of vitalism is considered in the context of contemporary discourses on radical reality (or deep naturalism). We ask how animate matter and cognition arise and are maintained through agent-environment dynamics (Whitehead) or performance (Pickering). This book adopts a nonrepresentational approach to studying perception, action, and cognition, which Anthony Chemero designated radical embodied cognitive science. From early physiology to psychoanalysis, from the microbiome to memetics, appreciation of body and mind as symbiotically interconnected with external reality has steadily increased. Leading critics explore here resonances of body, mind, and environment in medical history (Reil, Hahnemann, Hirschfeld), science (Haller, Goethe, Ritter, Darwin, L. Büchner), musical aesthetics (E.T.A. Hoffmann, Wagner), folklore (Grimm), intersex autobiography (Baer), and stories of crime and aberration (Nordau, Döblin). Science and literature both prove to be continually emergent cultures in the quest for understanding and identity. This book will appeal to intertextual readers curious to know how we come to be who we are and, ultimately, how the Anthropocene came to be.
Author: Tobias Tan

world, this behavioral difference can (in some cases) bring about the content of the belief. He thereby highlights the active nature of beliefs: beliefs do not simply represent something about what exists, they also direct behaviour. 2 James’s Anticipation of Embodied Cognition A century after

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In: Contemporary Pragmatism
Author: Hans Van Eyghen

). Embodied Belief The term ‘embodied cognition’ is used in a variety of ways. Robert Wilson and Lucia Foglia define embodied cognition as: “Many features of cognition are embodied in that they are deeply dependent upon characteristics of the physical body of an agent, such that the agent’s beyond

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In: Contemporary Pragmatism

foci in cognitive architectures is that of embodied cognition (Adams, 2010 ; Pfeifer and Scheier, 1999 ; Shapiro, 2011 ). Embodied cognition integrates elements from all the robotic advances but in addition places a special stress on the body’s role in computation. It emphasizes that the brain

In: Multisensory Research

way separability arguments have trained us to expect. 70 The account offers instead a subtle taxonomy of embodied cognition: passions of the soul differ in kind according to features of their necessary connection to our embodied lives. What sets sensation apart from everything else is that it

In: Phronesis
Author: Matthew Crippen

. V Dewey’s Theory of Embodied Cognition Dewey’s theory of perception, along enactivist lines, has at its basis skilled engagement with the world, a point emphasized when he said experience is art, and art the skill of the pilot, carpenter and so on (see Dewey, 1925 , 354). This relates to his

In: Contemporary Pragmatism

implications. It may help to resolve debates about extended cognition, embodied cognition, and group cognition. Perhaps even more importantly, it might shed light on the nature of cognition itself – or at least on the nature of the sort of cognition to which human scientists have access ( Rupert 2013 ). If our

In: Cognitive Semantics

Multisensory Research 26 Supplement (2013) 102 brill.com/msr Oral Presentation Interaction of embodied cognition and social perception in the primary somatosensory cortex Michael Schaefer ∗ , Hans-Jochen Heinze and Michael Rotte University of Magdeburg, Germany Abstract In the traditional view

In: Multisensory Research

Multisensory Research 26 Supplement (2013) 29 brill.com/msr Talk, “Representing the body in the brain” Symposium Interaction of embodied cognition and social perception in the primary somatosensory cortex Michael Schaefer ∗ University of Magdeburg, Germany Abstract In the traditional view our

In: Multisensory Research
Author: Joel Richeimer

provide an outline of a pragmatist account of embodied cognition and how it “dissolves” some classic philosophical problems. As such, rightly or wrongly, he feels free to pick and choose whatever is available to make that project work. One can say upfront the problem with this project is the shortness of

In: Contemporary Pragmatism