The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience

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MIT Press, Nov 13, 1992 - Psychology - 328 pages
The Embodied Mind provides a unique, sophisticated treatment of the spontaneous and reflective dimension of human experience. The authors argue that only by having a sense of common ground between mind in Science and mind in experience can our understanding of cognition be more complete. Toward that end, they develop a dialogue between cognitive science and Buddhist meditative psychology and situate it in relation to other traditions such as phenomenology and psychoanalysis.
 

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This is a very "dense" book that would appeal to people a) with a lot of background in the philosophy of mind and b) looking for alternative approaches to those provided by western philosophy. However ... Read full review

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Contents

1
3
2
15
3
37
4
59
5
85
ITI
91
O
95
11
97
Evolutionary Path Making and Natural Drift
185
10
217
Laying Down a Path in Walking
237
Appendix A
255
Appendix B
256
Experiential Events Used in MindfulnessAwareness
257
Appendix C
259
Notes
261

6
105
7
133
Embodied Cognition
147

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Francisco J. Varela (1946–2001) was Director of the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Professor of Cognitive Science and Epistemology, CREA, at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, and Cofounder of the Mind and Life Institute.

Eleanor Rosch is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Evan Thompson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia and author of Waking, Dreaming, Being.

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