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Embodied Cognition

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This outstanding introduction sets outathe central themes and debates surrounding embodied 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 and psychology, and cognitive science.
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Published August 1st 2010 by Routledge
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Bryan Kibbe
Simply put, this is an excellent book on the subject of embodied cognition, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who has an interest in issues of embodied cognition. In fact, I would go so far as to say that if you are someone that is reading people like Thompson, Rowlands, Clark, Wilson, Noe, Varela, Thelen, Lakoff, etc. then this is required reading. Shapiro expertly lays out the varied terrain of embodied cognition accounts and adeptly advances both defenses and criticisms of th ...more
Read this book after listening to Ginger Campbell's Brain Science Podcast interview with Lawrence Shapiro on embodied cognition. The podcast was engaging and thought provoking. This book was neither, in my case. Filled with algorithms and calculations and mathy references, I just did not care for it, which was disappointing after the audio interview promoting Shapiro's new title was so excellent.
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Embodied cognition is a fascinating topic - brain, body and environment act as a unified entity. No more "brain is a computer". Shapiro presents theory and research in this book.
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Lawrence ("Larry") Shapiro is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the United States. His research focuses in the philosophy of psychology. He also works in both the philosophy of mind, and philosophy of biology.

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