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Joseph U. Neisser [4]Joseph Ulric Neisser [2]
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    The swaying form: Imagination, metaphor, embodiment.Joseph U. Neisser - 2003 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 2 (1):27-53.
    How is it that metaphors are meaningful, yet we have so much trouble saying exactly what they mean? I argue that metaphoric thought is an act of imagination, mediated by the contingent form of human embodiment. Metaphoric cognition is an example of the productive interplay between intentional imagery and the body scheme, a process of imaginal modeling. The case of metaphor marks the intersection of linguistic and psychological processes and demonstrates the need for a multi-disciplinary approach not only in philosophy (...)
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  2. The Embodied Approach of Cognition: A Defense.Joseph Ulric Neisser - 1997 - Dissertation, Duke University
    I argue in defense of a new research program in cognitive science, which I call the embodied approach. This approach holds that cognition must be understood as the situated activity of an animal in an environment. The embodied approach supplements orthodox cognitive science by embedding computational processes in their physiological, ecological, and cultural contexts. Barbara Von Eckardt holds that cognitive science is a single theoretical project unified under the banner of computationalism, which explains cognition as the processing of discrete, text-like (...)
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    The shape of things to come: Psychoneural reduction and the future of psychology. [REVIEW]Joseph U. Neisser - 2005 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 4 (3):259-269.
    I contrast Bickle's new wave reductionismwith other relevant views about explanation across intertheoretic contexts. I then assess Bickle's empirical argument for psychoneural reduction. Bickle shows that psychology is not autonomous from neuroscience, and concludes that at least some versions of nonreductive physicalism are false. I argue this is not sufficient to establish his further claim that psychology reduces to neuroscience. Examination of Bickle's explanations reveals that they do not meet his own reductive standard. Furthermore, there are good empirical reasons to (...)
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    On the Use and Abuse of Dasein in Cognitive Science.Joseph Ulric Neisser - 1999 - The Monist 82 (2):347-361.
    Dasein is one of several twentieth-century notions which paint a portrait of the “post-Cartesian subject.” Critics of cognitivism such as Dreyfus (1992) have invoked Dasein in arguing that computational models cannot be sufficient to account for situated cognition. Van Gelder (1995) argues that dynamic systems theory provides an empirical model of cognition as practical activity which avoids the Cartesianism implicit in the computational approach. I assess Van Gelder’s claim for dynamic systems as a model of being-in-the-world. Contra Van Gelder, I (...)
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    Forthcoming issue announcement.Joseph U. Neisser - 2002 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 1 (431):81-81.