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Author Johnson, Mark, 1949-

Title The meaning of the body : aesthetics of human understanding / Mark Johnson.

Publication Info. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  121.68 J68M    Check Shelf
Description xvii, 308 pages, 2 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), music ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-295) and index.
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.
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."--Jacket.
Subject Meaning (Philosophy)
Human body (Philosophy)
Aesthetics. (OCoLC)fst00798702
Human body (Philosophy) (OCoLC)fst01730063
Meaning (Philosophy) (OCoLC)fst01013149
Bedeutung. (DE-588)4005184-5
Körper. (DE-588)4031575-7
Ästhetik. (DE-588)4000626-8
Leiblichkeit. (DE-588)4114388-7
Kognition. (DE-588)4031630-0
Mening (filosofi)
Other Form: Online version: Johnson, Mark, 1949- Meaning of the body. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007 (OCoLC)607792948
ISBN 9780226401928 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226401928 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780226401935 (paperback)
0226401936 (paperback)
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