Embodied Cognition

Embodied Cognition - New Problems of Philosophy

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Synopsis

Embodied cognition often challenges standard cognitive science. In this outstanding introduction, Lawrence Shapiro sets out the central themes and debates surrounding embodied cognition, explaining and assessing the work of many of the key figures in the field, including George Lakoff, Alva Noë, Andy Clark, and Arthur Glenberg.

Beginning with an outline of the theoretical and methodological commitments of standard cognitive science, Shapiro then examines philosophical and empirical arguments surrounding the traditional perspective. He introduces topics such as dynamic systems theory, ecological psychology, robotics, and connectionism, before addressing core issues in philosophy of mind such as mental representation and extended cognition.

Including helpful chapter summaries and annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, Embodied Cognition is essential reading for all students of philosophy of mind, psychology, and cognitive science.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780415773423
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 128.2
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 394g
Height: 233mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 14mm