Book ID: CBB786144887

Language, Mind and Body: A Conceptual History (2017)

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Joseph, John Earl (Author)


Cambridge University Press


Publication Date: 2017
Physical Details: 292
Language: English

Where is language? Answers to this have attempted to 'incorporate' language in an 'extended mind', through cognition that is 'embodied', 'distributed', 'situated' or 'ecological'. Behind these concepts is a long history that this book is the first to trace. Extending across linguistics, philosophy, psychology and medicine, as well as literary and religious dimensions of the question of what language is, and where it is located, this book challenges mainstream, mind-based accounts of language. Looking at research from the Middle Ages to the present day, and exploring the work of a range of scholars from Aristotle and Galen to Merleau-Ponty and Chomsky, it assesses raging debates about whether mind and language are centred in heart or brain, brain or nervous-muscular system, and whether they are innate or learned, individual or social. This book will appeal to scholars and advanced students in historical linguistics, cognitive linguistics, language evolution and the philosophy of language.

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Authors & Contributors
Richardson, Alan W.
Mameli, Matteo
Fodor, Jerry
Tomasello, Michael
Hayes, Cecilia
Uber, Ludwig
Journals
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Biology and Philosophy
Zygon
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
Physis: Rivista Intemazionale di Storia della Scienza
Publishers
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Plural Publishing, Inc.
Routledge
Laterza
University of Chicago Press
Concepts
Psychology
Neurosciences
Mind and body
Cognition
Language and languages
Philosophy
People
Descartes, René
Bühler, Karl
Broca, Paul
Russell, Bertrand Arthur William
Bain, Alexander
Damasio, Antonio R.
Places
Great Britain
England
China
Russia
Times
19th century
17th century
20th century, late
20th century, early
20th century
18th century
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