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The Feeling Body: Affective Science Meets the Enactive Mind

Giovanna Colombetti

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019958
eISBN:
9780262318419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019958.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In this book I conceptualize various affective phenomena from the perspective of the “enactive” approach in cognitive science and philosophy of mind. I begin by arguing that affectivity is not a ... More


The Fashionable Ideal: Looking Like a Model

Elizabeth A. Wissinger

in This Year's Model: "Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814794180
eISBN:
9780814794197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794180.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

In this chapter, I explore the significance of increasingly stringent and exigent dieting, exercise, and surgery advice from the 1970s onward, highlighting how self-altering practices were cast as a ... More


Primordial Affectivity

Giovanna Colombetti

in The Feeling Body: Affective Science Meets the Enactive Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019958
eISBN:
9780262318419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019958.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter takes affectivity to refer broadly to a lack of indifference, and to a concern or interest in one’s own existence. As such, I argue, affectivity is a more pervasive and “deeper” ... More


Touch-Ups: Making the Model Better

Elizabeth A. Wissinger

in This Year's Model: "Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814794180
eISBN:
9780814794197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794180.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

I explore in this chapter how, in recent decades, modeling work has come to require embodying the ideal of a malleable body, especially since the 1980s and 1990s, when digital technologies ... More


Introduction and Background

Eugene Marshall

in The Spiritual Automaton: Spinoza's Science of the Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199675531
eISBN:
9780191758959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675531.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter provides an overview of the project, introducing the picture of the mind as an affective mental mechanism. The notion of a spiritual automaton is presented. Next this chapter presents ... More


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