New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science

The Renaissance Extended Mind

Authors: Anderson, Miranda

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The Renaissance Extended Mind explores the parallels and contrasts between current philosophical notions of the mind as extended across brain, body and world, and analogous notions in literary, philosophical, and scientific texts circulating between the fifteenth century and early-seventeenth century.

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Miranda Anderson is a literary scholar at the University of Edinburgh. She is the initiator of, and a Research Fellow on, the AHRC-funded project, A History of Distributed Cognition. She received a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship for work on this book and was a Research Associate on the Balzan Project, based at St John's College, Oxford University. Dr Anderson combines specialization in Renaissance literary, philosophical and scientific texts, with a broader interest in investigating paradigms of the mind and self across historical and disciplinary boundaries.

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"The author displays a truly impressive knowledge of a variety of issues from the Renaissance, Shakespeare, and the contemporary debate in cognitive science about the embodied and extended mind. Miranda Anderson is a Renaissance woman herself, able to read ancient debates in light of more recent ones this book is aimed not just at literary theorists but also philosophers of mind and cognitive scientists."

- Giovanna Colombetti, Professor of Philosophy, University of Exeter, UK

'Imaginatively perceptive, persuasive, rigorously argued, this book sets up a genuine dialogue between Renaissance texts and the adaptable in-the-world modes of engagement evoked by current studies of distributed cognition. It heralds a whole new series of explorations of the literary archive as culturally inflected evidence of human cognition.'

- Terence Cave, University of Oxford, UK

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Renaissance Extended Mind
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-41285-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137412850
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-41284-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 285
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