Embodiment, Emotion, And Cognition

Hardcover | February 15, 2011

byMichelle Maiese

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Beginning with the view that human consciousness is essentially embodied and that the way we consciously experience the world is structured by our bodily dynamics and surroundings, the book argues that emotions are a fundamental manifestation of our embodiment, and play a crucial role in self-consciousness, moral evaluation, and social cognition.

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Beginning with the view that human consciousness is essentially embodied and that the way we consciously experience the world is structured by our bodily dynamics and surroundings, the book argues that emotions are a fundamental manifestation of our embodiment, and play a crucial role in self-consciousness, moral evaluation, and social...

MICHELLE MAIESE Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Emmanuel College, Boston USA. Her research in philosophy of mind and psychology focuses on action, emotion, and the nature of psychological disorder. Her first book, co-authored with Robert Hanna, is entitled Embodied Minds in Action.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:February 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230576974

ISBN - 13:9780230576971

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Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Essential Embodiment Thesis
Essentially Embodied, Desire-Based Emotions
Sense of Self, Embodiment, and Desire-Based Emotions
The Role of Emotion in Decision and Moral Evaluation
Essentially Embodied, Emotive, Enactive Social Cognition
Breakdowns in Embodied Emotive Cognition
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index