Volume 5 · Number 2 · Pages 100-101
Descartes, Embodiment and the Post-human Horizon of Neurosciences. Review of “How Body Shapes The Mind” by Shaun Gallagher. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2005.

Andrea Pitasi

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Upshot: Neuroscience is at the crossroads between past beliefs that are still accepted by contemporary common sense and new, emergent findings, which are often counterintuitive for non-specialists. Gallagher’s work provides a brilliant overview of this emerging knowledge that is redrawing the map of the body–mind relationship.


Pitasi A. (2010) Descartes, embodiment and the post-human horizon of neurosciences. Review of “how body shapes the mind” by Shaun Gallagher. Clarendon press, oxford, 2005. . Constructivist Foundations 5(2): 100-101. http://constructivist.info/5/2/100

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