Handbook of Phenomenology and Cognitive Science

Handbook of Phenomenology and Cognitive Science


This quantity explores the fundamental concerns thinking about bringing phenomenology including the cognitive sciences, and offers a few examples of study positioned on the intersection of those disciplines. the subjects addressed the following hide loads of flooring, together with questions about naturalizing phenomenology, the best equipment of phenomenology and the way they are often utilized in the empirical cognitive sciences, particular analyses of notion, cognizance, emotion, mind's eye, embodied move, motion and corporation, illustration and cognition, inters- jectivity, language and metaphor. additionally there are chapters that target empirical experiments regarding psychophysics, belief, and neuro- and psychopathologies. the concept that phenomenology, understood as a philosophical technique taken via thinkers like Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and others, can provide a good contribution to the cognitive sciences is a comparatively contemporary suggestion. ahead of the Nineties, phenomenology was once hired in a critique of the 1st wave of cognitivist and computational methods to the brain (see Dreyfus 1972). What a few ponder a moment wave in cognitive technological know-how, with emphasis on connectionism and neuros- ence, unfolded chances for phenomenological intervention in a extra confident approach, leading to proposals like neurophenomenology (Varela 1996). hence, bra- imaging applied sciences can flip to phenomenological insights to lead experimen- tion (see, e. g. , Jack and Roepstorff 2003; Gallagher and Zahavi 2008).

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