We seek contributions which are firmly based on the embodied mind thesis and use it as a framework for investigating the role of aesthetics in the study of how humans make and experience meaning. Papers from literary aesthetics, pragmatist aesthetics, evolutionary aesthetics, neuroaesthetics, empirical aesthetics, computational aesthetics, psychology of aesthetics are welcome. Both theoretical and empirical contributions will be taken into consideration.
The embodied mind thesis is opposed to other theories of cognition such as cognitivism (information-processing psychology), computationalism (thinking as a form of computing), and Cartesian dualism (the mind as a nonphysical substance). The idea has roots in German philosopher Immanuel Kant and 20th century continental philosophy (such as French phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty). The modern version depends on insights drawn from psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, dynamical systems, artificial intelligence, robotics, and neurobiology.
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Embodied cognition : définition de embodied cognition et synonyme de embodied cognition (anglais)In philosophy, the embodied mind thesis holds that the nature of the human mind is largely determined by the form of the human body.