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The Presence of Feeling in Thought


Bernard den Ouden and Marcia Moen

The essays in this volume focus on the cognitive functions of feeling and the body. They are wide-ranging in terms of methodologies and problematics represented. Authors argue, for example, that the body functions as a schema of logical thought; that through the body we have access to an intricacy more ordered than language and logic; that we benefit morally and socially by attention to the cognitive function of emotions; and that we cannot maintain the dignity of the world nor extend value without aesthetic engagement. Both traditional philosophy and contemporary developments come into play in the essays.
Contents: This book concerns the cognitive functions of feeling and the body. Contributions examine how meaning and thought emerge from feeling and bodily experience, and what place emotion has in rational deliberation.