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How the Brain Makes Potential

Ken Richardson

in Genes, Brains, and Human Potential: The Science and Ideology of Intelligence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231178426
eISBN:
9780231543767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178426.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Chapter 6 describes how a “neural” system of intelligence emerged as more changeable environments were encountered. It contrasts the traditional mechanical and computational metaphors of brain ... More


Spots of Time

Eelco Runia

in Moved by the Past: Discontinuity and Historical Mutation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168205
eISBN:
9780231537575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168205.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines two categories of historians—the historians who believe that the past exists and the historians who believe that the past does not exist—and argues that both are wrong. More ... More


From Phantasia to Imagination

Chiara Bottici

in Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157780
eISBN:
9780231527811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157780.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter reconstructs the philosophical ruptures that lie behind the concept of imagination that have led to the coining of an alternative word, the imaginary. In particular, it considers the ... More


Why Dance?

Kimerer L. LaMothe

in Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book offers a visionary account of dance as vital art, one that positions dance as a catalyst in the development of human consciousness, compassion, ritual proclivity, and ecological ... More


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