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Navigating the intentional world: stories, viewpoints, and social cognition

Navigating the intentional world: stories, viewpoints, and social cognition

Welcome to HDC

The History of Distributed Cognition Project marks an intervention in both modern and historical notions of cognition. Recent research in philosophy of mind and cognitive science calls for a reappraisal of historical concepts of cognition due to the increasing evidence that cognition is distributed across brain, body and world.

Seminars

Group Minds

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Prof Deborah Tollefsen
University of Memphis

Profiles

Dr William Short

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Assistant Professor of Classics
The University of Texas at San Antonio

William Short brings theories of embodied cognition and language to bear on the study of Roman culture, extending Lakoffian metaphor theory to anthropological analysis.  His first monograph, Of Most Erected Spirits (in preparation), takes Latin speakers’ “folk model” of courage and cowardice as a case study of how embodied metaphor h

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