The Primacy of Movement

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John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1999 - Philosophy - 583 pages
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This volume has been replaced by a new edition. Please click here. Through diligent and rigorous attention to both natural history and phenomenological accounts of kinetic phenomena, particularly the phenomenon of self-movement, this richly interdisciplinary book brings to the fore the long-neglected topic of animate form and with it, a long-neglected inquiry into the significance of animation. It addresses methodological and foundational issues at length. In its detailed and extensive examinations and analyses of movement which range from Aristotle's recognition of motion as the principle of nature to a critique of the common notion of movement as change of position, from critiques of present-day materialists' trivializations of movement as mere output to kinesthetically-tethered accounts of the qualia of movement, from expositions of an evolutionary semantics and of the tactile-kinesthetic body as generative source of corporeal concepts to expositions of thinking in movement and of the pan-human phenomenon of learning to move oneself this book lays out in ground-breaking ways fundamental epistemological and metaphysical dimensions of animate life. (Series A)
 

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Contents

METHODOLOGY
177
APPLICATIONS
343
References
519
Index of Subjects
549
Index of Names
577
the series ADVANCES IN CONSCIOUSNESS RESEARCH
584
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