Chapter

The Terms of Embodiment

Edited by Shaun Gallager

in How the Body Shapes the Mind

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780199271948
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603112 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199271941.003.0002
 The Terms of Embodiment

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How does one’s body appear as part of one’s perceptual field? How does one’s body constrain or shape the perceptual field? These are two different questionsboth pertaining to the structure of perceptual consciousness. The use and misuse of concepts like body image and body schema, and why they still may be useful for answering these questions and ultimately for an understanding of embodied cognition are reviewed. Conceptual and phenomenological clarifications of these concepts are offered.

Keywords: body image; body schema; phenomenology; development; pathologies

Chapter.  12317 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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