9780300223477-0300223471-Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks

Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks

ISBN-13: 9780300223477
ISBN-10: 0300223471
Edition: Reprint
Author: Claxton, Guy
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 344 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300223477
ISBN-10: 0300223471
Edition: Reprint
Author: Claxton, Guy
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 344 pages

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Acknowledged authors Claxton, Guy wrote Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks comprising 344 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300223471 and 9780300223477. Since then Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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An enthralling exploration that upends the prevailing view of consciousness and demonstrates how intelligence is literally embedded in the palms of our hands

If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you’d better think again—or rather not “think” at all. In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to reveal how our bodies—long dismissed as mere conveyances—actually constitute the core of our intelligent life. From the endocrinal means by which our organs communicate to the instantaneous decision-making prompted by external phenomena, our bodies are able to perform intelligent computations that we either overlook or wrongly attribute to our brains.

Embodied intelligence is one of the most exciting areas in contemporary philosophy and neuropsychology, and Claxton shows how the privilege given to cerebral thinking has taken a toll on modern society, resulting in too much screen time, the diminishment of skilled craftsmanship, and an overvaluing of white-collar over blue-collar labor. Discussing techniques that will help us reconnect with our bodies, Claxton shows how an appreciation of the body’s intelligence will enrich all our lives.
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