The meaning of the body : aesthetics of human understanding / Mark Johnson.

The meaning of the body : aesthetics of human understanding / Mark Johnson.

by Johnson, Mark, 1949-.

Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.Description: xvii, 308 pages, 2 pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), music ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0226401928; 0226401936; 9780226401928; 9780226401935.

Contents:
Preface : the need for an aesthetics of human meaning — Introduction : meaning is more than words and deeper than concepts — The movement of life — Big babies — “Since feeling is first” : emotional dimensions of meaning — The grounding of meaning in the qualities of life — Feeling William James’s “but”: the aesthetics of reasoning and logic — The origin of meaning in organism-environment coupling : a nonrepresentational view of mind — The corporeal roots of symbolic meaning — The brain’s role in meaning — From embodied meaning to abstract thought — Art as an exemplar of meaning-making — Music and the flow of meaning — The meaning of the body.
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