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How Things Shape the Mind: A Theory of Material Engagement Best Read || [Lambros Malafouris Colin Renfrew]
Apr 11, 2021 - 21:02 PM By Lambros Malafouris Colin Renfrew

An increasingly influential school of thought in cognitive science views the mind as embodied, extended, and distributed rather than brain bound or all in the head This shift in perspective raises important questions about the relationship between cognition and material culture, posing major challenges for philosophy, cognitive science, archaeology, and anthropology InAn increasingly influential school of thought in cognitive science views the mind as embodied, extended, and distributed rather than brain bound or all in the head This shift in perspective raises important questions about the relationship between cognition and material culture, posing major challenges for philosophy, cognitive science, archaeology, and anthropology In How Things Shape the Mind, Lambros Malafouris proposes a cross disciplinary analytical framework for investigating the ways in which things have become cognitive extensions of the human body Using a variety of examples and case studies, he considers how those ways might have changed from earliest prehistory to the present Malafouris s Material Engagement Theory definitively adds materiality the world of things, artifacts, and material signs into the cognitive equation His account not only questions conventional intuitions about the boundaries and location of the human mind but also suggests that we rethink classical archaeological assumptions about human cognitive evolution.
  • Title: How Things Shape the Mind: A Theory of Material Engagement
  • Author: Lambros Malafouris Colin Renfrew
  • ISBN: 9780262019194
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Hardcover

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Al-Ghalia Al-Yaqoobi Apr 11, 2021 - 21:02 PM
Regrettably this book was really boring I absolutely hated reading it which is unfortunate because the topic is really interesting but I guess the way it was written and the way the information was presented made it less engaging.
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Maria Apr 11, 2021 - 21:02 PM
Interesting subject, but totally unreadable.
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Pat Fox Apr 11, 2021 - 21:02 PM
Scholarly argument that attempts to define the mind as extending to the material world and what we make.
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Alfonso José Pizarro Ramírez Apr 11, 2021 - 21:02 PM
Una de las lecturas m s interesantes que he hecho en el ltimo tiempo Malafouris propone una teor a de involucramiento material, que consiste en una radicalizaci n de la mente extendida, en donde el proceso cognitivo mismo se constituye y lleva a cabo por las cosas Su trabajo de investigaci n se enmarca en la antropolog a cognitiva, siendo cr tico de la manera tradicional de entender los objetos como signos de procesos mentales Vinculando la fenomenolog a con las ciencias cognitivas, los objetos [...]
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How Things Shape the Mind: A Theory of Material Engagement By Lambros Malafouris Colin Renfrew An increasingly influential school of thought in cognitive science views the mind as embodied, extended, and distributed rather than brain bound or all in the head This shift in perspective raises important questions about the relationship between cognition and material culture, posing major challenges for philosophy, cognitive science, archaeology, and anthropology InAn increasingly influential school of thought in cognitive science views the mind as embodied, extended, and distributed rather than brain bound or all in the head This shift in perspective raises important questions about the relationship between cognition and material culture, posing major challenges for philosophy, cognitive science, archaeology, and anthropology In How Things Shape the Mind, Lambros Malafouris proposes a cross disciplinary analytical framework for investigating the ways in which things have become cognitive extensions of the human body Using a variety of examples and case studies, he considers how those ways might have changed from earliest prehistory to the present Malafouris s Material Engagement Theory definitively adds materiality the world of things, artifacts, and material signs into the cognitive equation His account not only questions conventional intuitions about the boundaries and location of the human mind but also suggests that we rethink classical archaeological assumptions about human cognitive evolution.

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