Embodied Social Cognition

Philosophical Topics 39 (1):141-162 (2011)

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Shannon Spaulding
Oklahoma State University
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In this paper I evaluate embodied social cognition, embodied cognition’s account of how we understand others. I identify and evaluate three claims that motivate embodied social cognition. These claims are not specific to social cognition; they are general hypotheses about cognition. As such, they may be used in more general arguments for embodied cognition. I argue that we have good reasons to reject these claims. Thus, the case for embodied social cognition fails. Moreover, to the extent that general arguments for embodied cognition rest on these premises, they are correspondingly uncompelling.
Keywords Embodied cognition  Social cognition
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ISBN(s) 0276-2080
DOI 10.5840/philtopics201139118
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