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By Reuven Tsur
Poetic Conventions as Cognitive Fossils contrasts two approaches to poetic conventions: the "culture-begets-culture" or "influence-hunting" approach, which traces conventions back to earlier cultural phenomena by mapping out their migrations; and the "constraints-seeking" or "cognitive-fossils" approach, that assumes that conventions originate in cognitive solutions to adaptation problems.
People with mirror-touch synaesthesia feel a physical sense of touch on their own bodies when they witness touch to other people and often to objects. This book brings together essays and conversations by prominent neuroscientists, anthropologists, artists, art theorists, curators, film theorists, and philosophers, to explore this phenomenon.
By Jody Azzouni
Our experience of objects is very rich. We perceive objects as possessing individuation conditions. This, however, is a projection of our senses and thinking. Azzouni shows the resulting austere metaphysics tames many ancient philosophical problems about constitution "Ship of Theseus" "Sorities", as well as contemporary puzzles about reductionism.
Thinking is the essence of what it means to be human and defines us more than anything else as a species. Jonathan Evans explores cognitive psychological approaches to understanding the nature of thinking and reasoning, problem solving, and decision making.
By Chris Moulin
Deja vu is one of the most complex and subjective of all memory phenomena. It is an infrequent and striking mental experience, where the feeling of familiarity is combined with the knowledge that this feeling is false. While until recently it was an aspect of memory largely overlooked by mainstream...
By Mark Textor
Mark Textor presents a critical study of the work of one of the most important thinkers of the 19th century. How is the mental distinct from the physical? What must awareness of seeing, hearing, etc. be like to be infallible? What does the unity of a conscious mental life consist...