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The Feeling Body: Affective Science Meets the Enactive Mind

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The Feeling Body: Affective Science Meets the Enactive Mind

Giovanna Colombetti

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 contingent psychological faculty, but an essential and pervasive dimension of our embodied existence, and more broadly of all living organisms (chapter 1). I then turn to existing affective-scientific accounts of the emotions (basic emotion ... Read more



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