In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to reveal how our bodies—long dismissed as mere conveyances—actually constitute the core of our intelligent life.
Author: Guy Claxton
Publisher: Yale University Press
If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you’d better think again—or rather not “think” at all. In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to reveal how our bodies—long dismissed as mere conveyances—actually constitute the core of our intelligent life. From the endocrinal means by which our organs communicate to the instantaneous decision-making prompted by external phenomena, our bodies are able to perform intelligent computations that we either overlook or wrongly attribute to our brains. Embodied intelligence is one of the most exciting areas in contemporary philosophy and neuropsychology, and Claxton shows how the privilege given to cerebral thinking has taken a toll on modern society, resulting in too much screen time, the diminishment of skilled craftsmanship, and an overvaluing of white-collar over blue-collar labor. Discussing techniques that will help us reconnect with our bodies, Claxton shows how an appreciation of the body’s intelligence will enrich all our lives.
This brings alertness in intelligence and consciousness. All these must be
intermingled to create the exact blend. This exact blending of the fibres of the flesh with the fibres of the senses of perception requires attentive repose,
As for that hand of Michelangelo's, index finger outstretched—The Hand of God—
it is for me an image of human agency and creativity, the whole of our creative intelligence and all that is good and bad in us brought to the finger's very tip.3 I'm
Author: Lynne Van Luven
Publisher: Brindle and Glass
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Living is a process of continuous transformation: we have been embryos, children, adolescents, thin, fat, sick, better again. And as humans, we are always at odds with at least one part of our bodies. Have we inherited the family nose? Is there nothing to be done for our finicky stomach or our limp hair? In the Flesh is an intelligent, witty, and provocative look at how we think about—and live within—our bodies. The editors and writers in this collection describe, in many voices, what human bodies feel now. Each author’s candid essay focuses on one part of the body, and explores its function, its meanings, and the role it has played in his or her life. Written from both the male and female perspectives, contributors include Caroline Adderson, André Alexis, Taiaiake Alfred, Brian Brett, Trevor Cole, Dede Crane, Lorna Crozier, Candace Fertile, Stephen Gauer, Julian Gunn, Heather Kuttai, Susan Olding, Kate Pullinger, Merilyn Simonds, Richard Steel, Madeleine Thien, Sue Thomas, and Margaret Thompson.
112. Midgley, Science asSalvation,13. 113. As seems tohave occurredinthe case
ofthe Challenger disaster. ... Lakoff andJohnson, Philosophy inthe Flesh. 143.
Piaget, ThePsychology of Intelligence, 151. 144. Carlos Fuentes, 'Confederacy of
Author: D. Kidner
While the historical development of symbolic power has benefitted humanity enormously, there is an insidious and seldom recognised price that goes beyond environmental degradation and cultural disintegration. With insights from both social and natural sciences, this book explores the changing character of subjectivity in contemporary life.
OR Witeekly Intelligence IN THE CIVIL , NATURAL , MIORAL , LITERARY AND
RELIGIOUS WORLDS . ... If we sow to from a view of the solemn subject ,
because and forgiving nature , must be washed out , " the flesh , of the flesh we
This case is a typical sort of murder trial in which there was a victim found dead,
and certain items of evidence featured prominently in the trial. Suppose that the
victim was stabbed to death and some bits of hair and flesh were found under her
Author: Douglas Walton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Use of argumentation methods applied to legal reasoning is a relatively new field of study. The book provides a survey of the leading problems, and outlines how future research using argumentation-based methods show great promise of leading to useful solutions. The problems studied include not only these of argument evaluation and argument invention, but also analysis of specific kinds of evidence commonly used in law, like witness testimony, circumstantial evidence, forensic evidence and character evidence. New tools for analyzing these kinds of evidence are introduced.
The student who had to travel saw in the flesh, as it were, a totally different
experience to a Google Images file. The sketch relied on an eye—brain—hand
process that forced a degree of analysis and brought understanding. We now
have a ...
Author: Tuba Kocatürk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
The book contains the papers developed from the presentations at the Distributed Intelligence in Design Symposium, held in Salford in May 2009. In this context, Distributed Intelligence refers to the interdisciplinary knowledge of a range of different individuals in different organisations, with different backgrounds and experience, and the symposium discussed the media, technologies and behaviours required to support their successful collaboration. The book focusses on: how parametric and generative design media can be coupled with and managed alongside Building Information Modelling tools and systems how the cross-disciplinary knowledge is distributed and coordinated across different software, participants and organizations the characteristics of the evolving creative and collaborative practices how built environment education should be adapted to this digitally-networked practice and highly distributed intelligence in design The chapters address a range of innovative developments, methodologies, applications, research work and theoretical arguments, to present current experience and expectations as collaborative practice becomes critical in the design of future built environments.
Hands,. Flesh,. and. Mind. Perception is not a sort of beginning science, and a
first exercise in intelligence; we have to find again an exchange with the world
and a presence in the world much older than intelligence. (Merleau-Ponty, 1996,
Author: Wolff-Michael Roth
Grounded in philosophical approaches to cognition, this book presents a radical reframing of how children learn geometrical concepts in their early years. The book exhibits the shortcomings of other theories, including embodiment and enactivist approaches and advances an understanding of mathematics in the flesh.
Human intelligence is not a strange gift bestowed on us by God, Destiny, or even
Nature. On the contrary, Homo sapiens are the way they are because intelligence
is not only a useful tool for survival but also a fruitful niche in which to expand.
Author: Ollivier Dyens
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Social Science
A poetic exploration of the new world created by the collision of the biological body with technology and culture. For more than 3,000 years, humans have explored uncharted geographic and spiritual realms. Present-day explorers face new territories born from the coupling of living tissue and metal, strange lifeforms that are intelligent but unconscious, neither completely alive nor dead. Our bodies are now made of machines, images, and information. We are becoming cultural bodies in a world inhabited by cyborgs, clones, genetically modified animals, and innumerable species of human/information symbionts. Ollivier Dyens's Metal and Flesh is about two closely related phenomena: the technologically induced transformation of our perceptions of the world and the emergence of a cultural biology. Culture, according to Dyens, is taking control of the biosphere. Focusing on the twentieth century—which will be remembered as the century in which the living body was blurred, molded, and transformed by technology and culture—Dyens ruminates on the undeniable and irreversible human/machine entanglement that is changing the very nature of our lives.