Embodied Cognition; some references

Two references I found regarding an apparently compatible philosophical view of embodied cognition are:

Clark, Andy (1997) Being There: Putting Brain, Body and World Together Again, Cambridge MA: MIT Press.
Hendriks-Jansen, Horst (1996) Catching Ourselves in the Act: Situated Activity, Interactive Emergence, Evolution, and Human Thought. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.




both make mention of Lakoff.  He wrote the book “Metaphors we live by”; and I’ve noticed some distinctions between the mind-body-environment philosophies.  The one that seems to fit my way of thinking best is the one called Embodied Cognition;

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2011/11/04/a-brief-guide-to-embodied-cognition-why-you-are-not-your-brain/  also features Lakoff.  It might help explain a little better how I’m thinking; I’m not sure how to tie it together though; I need to do more research on the differences between similar theories so I can be more intelligent on points where I differ.  Does this help a little? It’s still new to me as well.

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