The Embodied Mind
The Embodied Mind provides a unique, sophisticated treatment of the spontaneous and reflective dimension of human experience. The authors argue that only by having a sense of common ground between mind in Science and mind in experience can our understanding of cognition be more complete. Toward that end, they develop a dialogue between cognitive science and Buddhist meditative psychology and situate it in relation to other traditions such as phenomenology and psychoanalysis.
About the Authors
Francisco J. Varela (1946–2001) was Director of the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Professor of Cognitive Science and Epistemology, CREA, at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, and Cofounder of the Mind and Life Institute.
Eleanor Rosch is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley.
Evan Thompson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia and author of Waking, Dreaming, Being.
—Owen Flanagan, Class of 1919 Professor, Wellesley College
—Gordon G. Globus , M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
—N. Katherine Hayles, American Book Review