Sunday, April 9, 2017

Embodiment, relationality and a new morality

In my research I came up on this Ph.D. thesis. From the abstract:

"With the introduction of Cognitive Science in the 1950’s, new theories of cognition emerged, resulting in a redefinition of Western philosophy’s concept of thehuman being. In the 1980’s, amidst growing dissatisfaction with this first generation of Reductionist theories, a second generation of cognitive scientists emerged offering yet another explanation of cognition and the nature of man. In this paper I will argue that both Western philosophy and the first generation of cognitive scientists’ theories are inadequate and therefore are unable to offer guidance for practical reasoning and moral judgment. It is the contention of this paper that the second group of cognitive scientists opens a major new pathway toward a more holistic, cognitively appropriate and comprehensive theory of man."

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