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Embodied cognitive ecosophy: the relationship of mind, body, meaning and ecology

Jones, Derek (2017). Embodied cognitive ecosophy: the relationship of mind, body, meaning and ecology. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 99(2) pp. 156–171.

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The concept of embodied cognition has had a major impact in a number of disciplines. The extent of its consequences on general knowledge and epistemology are still being explored. Embodied cognition in human geography has its own traditions and discourses but these have become somewhat isolated in the discipline itself. This paper argues that findings in other disciplines are of value in reconceptualising embodied cognition in human geography and this is explored by reconsidering the concept of ecosophy. Criticisms of ecosophy as a theory are considered and recent work in embodied cognition is applied to consider how such criticisms might be addressed. An updated conceptualisation is proposed, the embodied cognitive ecosophy, and three characteristics arising from this criticism and synthesis are presented with a view to inform future discussions of ecosophy and emotional geography.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography
ISSN: 0435-3684
Keywords: Ecosophy; embodied cognition; ecology; epistemology; ontology
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 50020
Depositing User: Derek Jones
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 16:10
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 17:31
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