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Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body Much More Than It Thinks
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Publication date September 22, 2015
Pages 331
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780300208825
ISBN-10 0300208820
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Original list price $32.50
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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An enthralling exploration that upends the prevailing view of consciousness and demonstrates how intelligence is literally embedded in the palms of our hands

If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you’d better think again—or rather not “think” at all. In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to reveal how our bodies—long dismissed as mere conveyances—actually constitute the core of our intelligent life. From the endocrinal means by which our organs communicate to the instantaneous decision-making prompted by external phenomena, our bodies are able to perform intelligent computations that we either overlook or wrongly attribute to our brains.
 
Embodied intelligence is one of the most exciting areas in contemporary philosophy and neuropsychology, and Claxton shows how the privilege given to cerebral thinking has taken a toll on modern society, resulting in too much screen time, the diminishment of skilled craftsmanship, and an overvaluing of white-collar over blue-collar labor. Discussing techniques that will help us reconnect with our bodies, Claxton shows how an appreciation of the body’s intelligence will enrich all our lives.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780300208825 Book cover for 9780443048418
 
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from Yale Univ Pr (September 22, 2015)
9780300208825 | details & prices | 331 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $32.50
About: An enthralling exploration that upends the prevailing view of consciousness and demonstrates how intelligence is literally embedded in the palms of our hands If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you’d better think again—or rather not “think” at all.
With Roger V. Clements (other contributor) | from Churchill Livingstone (November 1, 1994); titled "Safe Practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Medico-Legal Handbook"
9780443048418 | details & prices | 492 pages | 9.00 × 11.25 × 1.25 in. | 3.65 lbs | List price $122.00
This edition also contains Safe Practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Medico-Legal Handbook
About: The purpose of this book is to give an account of the legal framework relevant to obstetrics and gynaecology, and to provide a comprehensive and authoritative account of safe practice in the speciality, thereby providing the practitioner with greater security and confidence
Paperback
Book cover for 9780300223477
 
from Yale Univ Pr (October 25, 2016)
9780300223477 | details & prices | 344 pages | List price $22.00
About: An enthralling exploration that upends the prevailing view of consciousness and demonstrates how intelligence is literally embedded in the palms of our hands If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you’d better think again—or rather not “think” at all.

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