Moving ourselves, moving others : motion and emotion in intersubjectivity, consciousness and language

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Abstract

The close relationship between motion (bodily movement) and emotion (feelings) is not an etymological coincidence. While moving ourselves, we move others; in observing others move - we are moved ourselves. The fundamentally interpersonal nature of mind and language has recently received due attention, but the key role of (e)motion in this context has remained something of a blind spot. The present book rectifies this gap by gathering contributions from leading philosophers, psychologists and linguists working in the area. Framed by an introducing prologue and a summarizing epilogue (written by Colwyn Trevarthen, who brought the phenomenological notion of intersubjectivity to a wider audience some 30 years ago) the volume elaborates a dynamical, active view of emotion, along with an affect-laden view of motion - and explores their significance for consciousness, intersubjectivity, and language. As such, it contributes to the emerging interdisciplinary field of mind science, transcending hitherto dominant computationalist and cognitivist approaches.

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Authors
  • Ad Foolen (Editor)
  • Ulrike M. Lüdtke (Editor)
  • Timothy P. Racine (Editor)
  • Jordan Zlatev (Editor)
Organisations
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics

Keywords

  • motion, emotion, consciousness, intersubjectivity, language
Original languageEnglish
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Number of pages492
Volume6
ISBN (Print)978 90 272 4156 6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

Publication series

NameConsciousness and Emotion
Volume6

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