Reading course on “Embodied Cognition”


Outline of the course:


Days and Timings:      Tuesday 11.00 am to 1.00pm


Being There: Putting Brain, Body, and World Together Again

Author: Andy Clark


Book - Women, Fire, and the Dangerous Things

Author - George Lakoff



Part 1 : Categories and Cognitive Models


1. The importance of Categorization

2. From Wittgenstein to Rosch

3. Prototype Effects in Language

4. Idealized Cognitive Models

5. Metonymic Models

6. Radial Categories

7. Features, Stereotypes, and Defaults

8. More abut Cognitive Models

9. Defenders fo the Calassical View

10. Review


Book - Philosophy in the Flesh

Authors - George Lakoff, Mark Johnson


Part 1: How the embodied mind challenges the western philosophical tradition


1. Introduction: Who Are We?

2. The Cognitive Unconscious

3. The Embodied Mind

4. Primary Metaphor and Subjective Experience

5. The Anatomy of Complex Metaphor


Part 2: The Cognitve Science of Basic Philosophical Ideas


 9. The Cogntive Science of Philosophical Ideas

10. Time

11. Events and Causes

12. The Mind

13. The Self

14. Morality


Book : Where Mathematics Comes From

Authors : George Lakoff, Rafeal E. Nunez


Introduction: Why Cognitive Science matters to Mathematics


Part 1 : The Embodiment of Basic Mathematics


1. The Brain's Innate Arithmetic

2. A Brief Introduction to the Cognitive Science of the Embodied Mind

3. Embodied Arithmetic: The Grounding Metaphors

4. Where Do the Laws of Arithmetic Come From?

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