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The Literary Mind

Mark Turner

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126679
eISBN:
9780199853007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126679.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book ranges from the tools of modern linguistics, to the recent work of neuroscientists such as Antonio Damasio and Gerald Edelman, to literary masterpieces by Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, and ... More


Peircean Affectivity

Lara Trout

in The Politics of Survival: Peirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232956
eISBN:
9780823235803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232956.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter introduces and situates the concept of Charles S. Peirce's affectivity within a post-Darwinian context. It explains the post-Darwinian themes in Peircean affectivity using the work of ... More


Damasio’s Inside-Out Theory of Self-Development

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157468
eISBN:
9780199894024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on Antonio Damasio's theory of self and consciousness. Damasio is a researcher and scholar on the topic of the human brain; he is a neurologist at the University of Iowa who ... More


Genuine Rational Fictional Emotions

Tamar Szabó Gendler

in Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589760
eISBN:
9780191595486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter offers an account of the paradox of fictional emotions: the puzzle of why we seem to feel genuine emotions in response to descriptions of characters that we know to be fictional. It ... More


The Politics of Survival: Peirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism

Lara Trout

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232956
eISBN:
9780823235803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232956.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

How can sincere, well-meaning people unintentionally perpetuate discrimination based on race, sex, sexuality, or other socio-political factors? To address this question, this book engages a neglected ... More


The biology of emotion

Derek Denton

in The Primordial Emotions: The dawning of consciousness

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199203147
eISBN:
9780191695476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203147.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

This chapter examines biological aspects of emotion. It discusses different definitions of emotions and analyses the relevant works of Antonio Damasio and Jaak Panksepp on emotion. It suggests that ... More


A Thought beyond Dualisms, Creationist and Evolutionist Alike

A. Kiarina Kordela

in Spinoza Now

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672806
eISBN:
9781452946887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672806.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter shows that the way that death is conceived is critical for Spinoza’s political stance seen from a psychoanalytic perspective. For this to come to the fore, it is imperative to avoid two ... More


Paul Ekman’s Neurocultural Theory of the Emotions

Ruth Leys

in The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488424
eISBN:
9780226488738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488738.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

An analysis of the work of Paul Ekman, arguably the most influential figure in the emotion field today. According to Ekman's "neurocultural" version of Tomkins's affect theory, through socialization ... More


The Materiality of Affect

Rosemary Hennessy

in Fires on the Border: The Passionate Politics of Labor Organizing on the Mexican Frontera

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816647583
eISBN:
9781452948454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816647583.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the question of affect-culture—that is, the “affective” dimension of maquiladora workers’ labor and community organizing for justice—in relation to some of the theories of ... More


The Feeling of Knowing in Mrs Dalloway: Neuroscience and Woolf

Sowon S. Park

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines how the body and mind can meet across disciplinary divides between neuroscience and literature. It comments on psycholinguist and cognitive neuroscientist Steven Pinker's ... More


Introduction

Lara Trout

in The Politics of Survival: Peirce, Affectivity, and Social Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232956
eISBN:
9780823235803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232956.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about classical American pragmatic Charles S. Peirce's concept of unintentional racism. It focuses on the compatibility of ... More


The Dialectics of Spectatorship

Catherine Elwes

in Installation and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174503
eISBN:
9780231850803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174503.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the dialectics of spectatorship as it pertains to moving-image installation. It first considers Antonio Damasio's concept of a “protoself” rooted in the theater of the senses ... More


An Interview with Richard Powers

Suzanne Nalbantian

in Secrets of Creativity: What Neuroscience, the Arts, and Our Minds Reveal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190462321
eISBN:
9780190462345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462321.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Richard Powers gives an exclusive interview about his creative process in novel-writing, drawn from the experience of writing twelve novels to date. Powers brings neuroscience and technology into his ... More


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