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The hand, an organ of the mind : what the manual tells the mental, edited by Zdravko Radman

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The hand, an organ of the mind : what the manual tells the mental
Title
The hand, an organ of the mind
Title remainder
what the manual tells the mental
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edited by Zdravko Radman
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Summary
"Cartesian-inspired dualism enforces a theoretical distinction between the motor and the cognitive and locates the mental exclusively in the head. This collection, focusing on the hand, challenges this dichotomy, offering theoretical and empirical perspectives on the interconnectedness and interdependence of the manual and mental. The contributors explore the possibility that the hand, far from being the merely mechanical executor of preconceived mental plans, possesses its own know-how, enabling "enhanded" beings to navigate the natural, social, and cultural world without engaging propositional thought, consciousness, and deliberation. The contributors consider not only broad philosophical questions--ranging from the nature of embodiment, enaction, and the extended mind to the phenomenology of agency--but also such specific issues as touching, grasping, gesturing, sociality, and simulation. They show that the capacities of the hand include perception (on its own and in association with other modalities), action, (extended) cognition, social interaction, and communication. Taken together, their accounts offer a handbook of cutting-edge research exploring the ways that the manual shapes and reshapes the mental and creates conditions for embodied agents to act in the world." -- Publisher's description
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no index present
LC call number
T59.7
LC item number
.H337 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1951-
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  • Radman, Zdravko
  • MIT CogNet
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  • Gesture
  • Handicraft
  • Human engineering
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The hand, an organ of the mind : what the manual tells the mental, edited by Zdravko Radman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
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online
Isbn
9780262018845
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
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(MITCogNet)130014
Label
The hand, an organ of the mind : what the manual tells the mental, edited by Zdravko Radman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262018845
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MITCogNet)130014

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