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Author Krois, John Michael
Title Embodiment in Cognition and Culture
Imprint Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2007
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Note Embodiment in Cognition and Culture -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. Systems -- The physical origins of purposive systems -- The extensions of man revisited -- 2. Images -- Cognitive semantics and image schemas with embodied forces -- Feeling embodied in vision -- 3. Form -- The body of Susanne K. Langer's Mind -- Is content embodied form? -- 4. Rhythm -- Reading with the body -- Work, rhythm, dance -- 5. Therapy -- Body, mind, and psychosomatic medicine -- What does laughter embody? -- 6. Catharsis -- Laughter, catharsis, and the patristic conception of embodied logos -- The Christian body as a grotesque body -- 7. Symbolization -- Radical imagination and symbolic pregnance -- Philosophical anthropology and the embodied cognition paradigm -- Notes on contributors -- Contributors to "Embodiment in cognition and culture" (current e-mail and preferred mailing addresses) -- Name index -- Subject index -- The series Advances in Consciousness Research
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)
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Krois, John Michael Embodiment in Cognition and Culture Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company,c2007 9789027252074
Subject Cognition and culture.;Cognition
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Alt Author Rosengren, Mats
Steidele, Angela
Westerkamp, Dirk
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