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Embodied cognition in dialogue between science and philosophy


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Sukić, Tonka. (2016). Embodied cognition in dialogue between science and philosophy. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Philosophy. [mentor Mikulić, Borislav].

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This paper discusses the role of the body in cognition by presenting an overview of theories of „embodied cognition“ and tracing their tenets to their origins in philosophy and cognitive science, with special attention given to ways in which philosophy and science complement each other in that endeavor. Embodied accounts of cognition are presented in relation to the traditional cognitivist and rationalist views they oppose, as evident in the primacy of perception over conceptual reasoning, the departure from symbolic mental representations, extension of the cognizing subject, and redefinition of cognition itself as active interaction between the embodied subject and the world. Both phenomenological and naturalist contributions to embodied cognition are accounted for, as well as criticism of philosophy put forward by embodied theories of cognition.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: embodied cognition, phenomenology, naturalism, cognitivism, mental representation
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Supervisor: Mikulić, Borislav
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 13:30
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 10:57

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