The Embodied Mind provides a unique, sophisticated treatment of the spontaneous and reflective dimension of human experience. The authors – argue that only by having a sense of common ground between mind in Science and mind in experience can our understanding of cognition be more complete. Toward that end, they develop a dialogue between cognitive science and Buddhist meditative psychology and situate it in relation to other traditions such as phenomenology and psychoanalysis. Excellent paradigm for the study of human thought, reflection, and action. Superb ground for deep exploration of experience. Describes in detail the capacities for letting go, reflecting, re-engaging in a fully human, compassionate manner. Provides research paradigms. The book is very detailed and provides an solid basis for the full depth and breath study of human science. Francisco Varela was Director of Research at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique and Professor of Cognitive Science and Epistemology, CREA, at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
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