Handbook of Phenomenology and Cognitive Science

Handbook of Phenomenology and Cognitive Science


This quantity explores the fundamental concerns concerned about bringing phenomenology including the cognitive sciences, and offers a few examples of study positioned on the intersection of those disciplines. the subjects addressed right here conceal loads of flooring, together with questions on naturalizing phenomenology, definitely the right tools of phenomenology and the way they are often utilized in the empirical cognitive sciences, particular analyses of notion, cognizance, emotion, mind's eye, embodied stream, motion and company, illustration and cognition, inters- jectivity, language and metaphor. furthermore there are chapters that concentrate on empirical experiments regarding psychophysics, belief, and neuro- and psychopathologies. the concept that phenomenology, understood as a philosophical process taken by way of thinkers like Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and others, can provide a favorable contribution to the cognitive sciences is a comparatively contemporary concept. ahead of the Nineties, phenomenology used to be hired in a critique of the 1st wave of cognitivist and computational ways to the brain (see Dreyfus 1972). What a few examine a moment wave in cognitive technology, with emphasis on connectionism and neuros- ence, unfolded probabilities for phenomenological intervention in a extra confident means, 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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