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Distributed Cognition in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

Miranda Anderson and Michael Wheeler


This collection brings together 14 essays by international specialists in medieval and Renaissance culture and provides a general and a period-specific introduction to distributed cognition and the cognitive humanities. The essays revitalise our reading of medieval and Renaissance works in the fields of literature, philosophy, art, music, law, science, medicine and material culture, by bringing to bear recent insights in cognitive science and philosophy of mind on the ways in which cognition is distributed across brain, body and world. This volume explores how medieval and Renaissance practice ... More

Keywords: Distributed Cognition, Medieval, Renaissance, Cognitive Humanities, Embodied Cognition, Enactivism, Extended Mind, Cognitive Ecology, Affectivity

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474438131
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438131.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miranda Anderson, editor
University of Stirling

Michael Wheeler, editor
University of Stirling

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