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Body language : representation in action

Author: Mark Rowlands
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Body Language, Mark Rowlands argues that the problem of representation & mdash;how it is possible for one item to represent another & mdash;has been exacerbated by the assimilation of representation to the category of the word. That is, the problem is traditionally understood as one of relating inner to outer & mdash;relating an inner representing item to something extrinsic or exterior to it. Rowlands argues  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rowlands, Mark.
Body language.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)652005301
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Rowlands
ISBN: 0262182556 9780262182553 9780262182553 9780262516617 0262516616
OCLC Number: 65820545
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: 241 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Representation: the word and the deed --
Content externalism --
Vehicle externalism --
The myths of the giving --
Enacting representation --
Actions, doings, and deeds --
The informational constraint --
The teleological constraint --
Decouplability and misrepresentation --
The combinatorial constraint --
Representation in action.
Responsibility: Mark Rowlands.

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An argument that activity provides a useful template for thinking about representation and that deeds are themselves representational: our representing of the world consists, in part, in certain  Read more...

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