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Introduction

Miranda Anderson, George Rousseau, and Michael Wheeler (eds)

in Distributed Cognition in Enlightenment and Romantic Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474442282
eISBN:
9781474476904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442282.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The purpose of this chapter is to provide a background to current research in Enlightenment and Romantic studies on topics related to distributed cognition. The first section of this introductory ... More


Is Laurence Sterne’s Protagonist Tristram Shandy Embodied, Enacted or Extended?

George Rousseau

in Distributed Cognition in Enlightenment and Romantic Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474442282
eISBN:
9781474476904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442282.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the ways in which Sterne in Tristram Shandy may have anticipatedaspects of the concepts of 4E cognition. It sets Sterne into his historical-philosophic milieu, especially in the ... More


The Essence of Life

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

in Artificial Chemistries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter briefly explores the potential mechanisms underlying a transition from inanimate matter to life. First of all, the structure of a minimal cell is discussed, according to chemoton theory ... More


The Ontology of Knowledge as the Enaction of Mind and World: Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela’s Autopoietic Theory and José Saramago’s Blindness

Monika Kaup

in New Ecological Realisms: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781474483094
eISBN:
9781399502115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474483094.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Maturana and Varela’s autopoietic theory and José Saramago’s Blindness. It argues that Blindness stages a new realist ontology of knowledge that shows striking parallels to ... More


Confronting Heteronomy

Stathis Gourgouris

in Lessons in Secular Criticism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253784
eISBN:
9780823261215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253784.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Examines the work of philosopher Cornelius Castoriadis, specifically his radical critique of all heteronomy, whether religious or secularist. Discusses certain biological notions of autopoiesis in ... More


What Do Organisms Depend On?: Bodies, Selves, and Internal Worlds

Kriti Sharma

in Interdependence: Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265527
eISBN:
9780823266913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265527.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Four assumptions regarding organisms are critically examined: the intuition that organisms have distinct spatial boundaries and temporal continuity; the intuition that organisms are selves and/or ... More


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