Embodied rationality

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Gallagher, S. 2018. Embodied rationality. In G. Bronner and F. Di Iorio (eds.), The Mystery of Rationality: Mind, Beliefs and the Social Sciences (83-94). Berlin: Springer.


Recent developments in embodied cognition in the field of cognitive science support an expanded notion of rationality. I attempt to explicate this expanded notion by introducing the concepts of embodied rationality and enactive hermeneutics. I argue that bodily performance is rational and that there is continuity between the rational movements of the body and reflective thinking understood as a skill.

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