Animation: The fundamental, essential, and properly descriptive concept [Book Review]

Continental Philosophy Review 42 (3):375-400 (2009)
As its title indicates, this article shows animation to be the fundamental, essential, and properly descriptive concept to understandings of animate life. A critical and constructive path is taken toward an illumination of these threefold dimensions of animation. The article is critical in its attention to a central linguistic formulation in cognitive neuroscience, namely, enaction ; it is constructive in setting forth an analysis of affectivity as exemplar of a staple of animate life, elucidating its biological and existential foundations in animation.
Keywords Sentience  Feeling alive  Animate organism  Primal animation  Emotion  Affective and kinetic dynamics  Dynamic congruency  Primordial dynamism  Intrinsic dynamics  Tactile-kinesthetic bodies  Kinesthesia  Proprioception  Synergies of meaningful movement  The brain  Coping  Subject/world divide
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DOI 10.1007/s11007-009-9109-x
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