The Resource The meaning of the body : aesthetics of human understanding, Mark Johnson

The meaning of the body : aesthetics of human understanding, Mark Johnson

Label
The meaning of the body : aesthetics of human understanding
Title
The meaning of the body
Title remainder
aesthetics of human understanding
Statement of responsibility
Mark Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Meaning of the Body, Mark Johnson examines the nature of human meaning - where it comes from and how it is made. He goes beyond his earlier pioneering work, begun in Metaphors We Live By and The Body in the Mind, to explore the deepest sources of human understanding, which lie in feelings, emotions, qualities, and patterns of bodily perception and motion. Philosophers have traditionally ignored these aspects of embodied meaning, focusing instead on more superficial conceptual and propositional structures. Johnson argues that overlooking these profound dimensions of meaning has left much contemporary philosophy of language and mind out of touch with new research - in cognitive science, psychology, and art - that shows how meaning is possible for embodied human minds."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
121.68
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.M4
LC item number
J65 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The meaning of the body : aesthetics of human understanding, Mark Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Preface : the need for an aesthetics of human meaning -- Introduction : meaning is more than words and deeper than concepts -- The movement of life -- Big babies -- Since feeling is first : emotional dimensions of meaning -- The grounding of meaning in the qualities of life -- Feeling William James's "but": the aesthetics of reasoning and logic -- The origin of meaning in organism-environment coupling : a nonrepresentational view of mind -- The corporeal roots of symbolic meaning -- The brain's role in meaning -- From embodied meaning to abstract thought -- Art as an exemplar of meaning-making -- Music and the flow of meaning -- The meaning of the body
Control code
000041146346
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 308 p., [2] pages of plates
Isbn
9780226401928
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006100532
Other physical details
ill.
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System control number
  • rm22815697
  • (OCoLC)76967201

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