Philosophy Book Discussion

The Philosophy Book Discussion Group will continue their discussion of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience, Second Edition by Francisco Varela, Evan Thompson and Eleanor Rosch (MIT Press, $30.00). This classic book was one of the first to propose the "embodied cognition" approach in cognitive science. It pioneered the connections between phenomenology and science and between Buddhist practices and science -- claims that have since become highly influential. Through this cross-fertilization of disparate fields of study, The Embodied Mind introduced a new form of cognitive science called "enaction," in which both the environment and first person experience are aspects of embodiment. This revised edition clarifies central arguments of the work and discuss and evaluate subsequent research that has expanded on the themes of the book, including the renewed theoretical and practical interest in Buddhism and mindfulness. 

Event date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience Cover Image
ISBN: 9780262529365
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Published: Mit Press - January 13th, 2017