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Feeling ExtendedSociality as Extended Body-Becoming-Mind

Feeling Extended: Sociality as Extended Body-Becoming-Mind

Douglas Robinson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019477
eISBN:
9780262314909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019477.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The Extended Mind Thesis (EMT) offers the attractive notion that we are not isolated minds moving through an alien world of material objects—we are connected. We don’t just think about that world; we ... More

The First SenseA Philosophical Study of Human Touch

The First Sense: A Philosophical Study of Human Touch

Matthew Fulkerson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019965
eISBN:
9780262318471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019965.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book offers a philosophical account of human touch, one informed and constrained by empirical work on touch. It begins by arguing that human touch, despite its functional diversity, is a single, ... More

Free Will as an Open Scientific Problem

Free Will as an Open Scientific Problem

Mark Balaguer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013543
eISBN:
9780262258548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013543.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This largely antimetaphysical treatment of free will and determinism argues that the philosophical problem of free will boils down to an open scientific question about the causal histories of certain ... More

Groundless GroundsA Study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger

Groundless Grounds: A Study of Wittgenstein and Heidegger

Lee Braver

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016896
eISBN:
9780262301718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016896.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Ludwig Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger are two of the most important—and two of the most difficult—philosophers of the twentieth century, indelibly influencing the course of continental and ... More

HallucinationPhilosophy and Psychology

Hallucination: Philosophy and Psychology

Fiona Macpherson and Dimitris Platchias (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019200
eISBN:
9780262315050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019200.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Reflection on the nature of hallucination has relevance for many traditional philosophical debates concerning the nature of the mind, perception, and our knowledge of the world. In recent years, ... More

Heidegger and the Thinking of PlaceExplorations in the Topology of Being

Heidegger and the Thinking of Place: Explorations in the Topology of Being

Jeff Malpas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016841
eISBN:
9780262304139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016841.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The idea of place—of topos—runs through Martin Heidegger’s thinking almost from the very start. It can be seen not only in his attachment to the famous hut in Todtnauberg but in his constant ... More

Humanity's EndWhy We Should Reject Radical Enhancement

Humanity's End: Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement

Nicholas Agar

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014625
eISBN:
9780262289122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014625.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Proposals to make us smarter than the greatest geniuses or to add thousands of years to our life spans seem fit only for the spam folder or trash can, yet these are what contemporary advocates of ... More

Inborn KnowledgeThe Mystery Within

Inborn Knowledge: The Mystery Within

Colin McGinn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262029391
eISBN:
9780262334488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029391.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book presents a concise, clear, and compelling argument that the origins of knowledge are innate—that nativism, not empiricism, is correct in its theory of how concepts are acquired. The book ... More

Information and Living SystemsPhilosophical and Scientific Perspectives

Information and Living Systems: Philosophical and Scientific Perspectives

George Terzis and Robert Arp (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262201742
eISBN:
9780262295246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262201742.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Information shapes biological organization in fundamental ways and at every organizational level. Because organisms use information—including DNA codes, gene expression, and chemical signaling—to ... More

Ingenious GenesHow Gene Regulation Networks Evolve to Control Development

Ingenious Genes: How Gene Regulation Networks Evolve to Control Development

Roger Sansom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195812
eISBN:
9780262298209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195812.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Each of us is a collection of more than ten trillion cells, busy performing tasks crucial to our continued existence. Gene regulation networks, consisting of a subset of genes called transcription ... More

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