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The embodied mind : cognitive science and human experience

Author: Francisco J Varela; Evan Thompson; Eleanor Rosch
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1991.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco J Varela; Evan Thompson; Eleanor Rosch
ISBN: 0262220423 9780262220422 0262720213 9780262720212
OCLC Number: 23356276
Description: xx, 308 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
1. Fundamental Circularity: In the Mind of the Reflective Scientist --
2. What Do We Mean "Human Experience"? --
3. Symbols: The Cognitivist Hypothesis --
4. I of the Storm --
5. Emergent Properties and Connectionism --
6. Selfless Minds --
7. Cartesian Anxiety --
8. Enaction: Embodied Cognition --
9. Evolutionary Path Making and Natural Drift --
10. Middle Way --
11. Laying Down a Path in Walking --
Appendix A Meditation Terminology --
Appendix B Categories of Experiential Events Used in Mindfulness/Awareness --
Appendix C Works on Buddhism and Mindfulness/Awareness --
Notes --
References.
Responsibility: Francisco J. Varela, Evan Thompson, Eleanor Rosch.

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