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Evolutionary Path Making and Natural Drift

Francisco J. Varela, Evan Thompson, and Eleanor Rosch

in The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262529365
eISBN:
9780262335492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529365.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter demonstrates how unique histories of structural coupling can be understood from the vantage point of evolution. To this end, it provides a critique of the adaptationist view of evolution ... More


Partnerships as tentative structural coupling

Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen

in Partnerships: Machines of possibility

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420268
eISBN:
9781447302926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420268.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Partnerships can hardly be said to establish communities across boundaries, contrary to the ideals contained in the semantics of partnerships. However, they enable structural couplings between ... More


Coupling Loss Factor

A. Le Bot

in Foundation of Statistical Energy Analysis in Vibroacoustics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198729235
eISBN:
9780191796173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729235.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter provides many relationships for the effective calculation of coupling loss factors. All cases of interest are reviewed: point-connected subsystems, line-connected subsystems, and ... More


Embodied Cognition and Autopoiesis in Don Quixote

Howard Mancing

in Cognitive Approaches to Early Modern Spanish Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190256555
eISBN:
9780190256579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256555.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Human beings are animals, and therefore a concept of cognition as embodied, together with tools such as Theory of Mind and Theory of Body, should inform all literary study. We read Cervantes’ novel ... More


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