The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (Google eBook)

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MIT Press, Nov 13, 1992 - Psychology - 328 pages
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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 to other traditions such as phenomenology and psychoanalysis.
  

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Will change how you think. Literally will change what you think thinking is. Read full review

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Varela was an amazing scientist whom brought Buddhist thought into artificial intelligence and transformed AI's whole approach towards the need for embodied intelligence inspired by the middle way of ... Read full review

Contents

What Is Cognitive Science?
4
The Breakdown of Phenomenology
18
Experimentation and Experiential Analysis
31
Cognitivism and Human Experience
48
4
59
Momentariness and the Brain
72
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85
Exeunt the Symbols
98
8
147
Cognition as Embodied Action
172
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185
Lessons from Evolution as Natural Drift
200
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217
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237
Appendix
255
Appendix C
256

Basic Element Analysis
117
Minding the World
130
Steps to a Middle Way
143

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