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Perspectives on Embodiment
The Intersections of Nature and Culture

ISBN 9780415915861
Published February 23, 1999 by Routledge
292 Pages

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Gail Weiss is Associate Professor of Philosophy and the Ph.D. program in the Human Sciences at The George Washington University. She is the author of Body Images (Routledge 1998). Honi Fern Haber was Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Colorado, Denver. She is the author of Beyond Postmodern Politics (Routledge 1994). She died in 1995.


"This impressive group of philosophers have come together across the continental/analytic divide to reconceptualize the body in relation to philosophy. When we view the body as the subject of perception and not just the object, as Gail Weiss points out, it becomes essential to reconceptualize many of the fundamental concepts used in philosophies of action, of mind, and of consciousness. We will need to reconceptualize the cognitive sciences, given that perception is structured by the body as a whole rather than an abstracted perceptual organ. These essays provide an excellent entree into this exciting new area of philosophical discussion
." -- Linda Alcoff