On Turing's carnal error: Some guidelines for a contextual inquiry into the embodied mind

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Abstract

Mainstream cognitive science has usually adopted a disembodied conception of the mind, according to which we have a faculty of reason separate from our faculties of perception and bodily movement. In this paper, I present Lakoff and Johnson's elaborated theory of embodiment and criticize it for ignoring the cultural aspects as well as the recursive nature of the human mind. Finally, I present some guidelines for a contextual inquiry into the embodied mind by leaning on ideas from cybernetics and socio-cultural psychology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-564
Number of pages8
JournalSystems Research and Behavioral Science
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2001

Keywords

  • Bakhtin
  • Bateson
  • Cognition
  • Lakoff and johnson
  • Socio-cultural psychology
  • The embodied mind

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