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[Xmca-l] Re: Psychology - escaped from within the skull

Greg, mike, 
I happened to be reading an article I downloaded from academia.edu written by David Seamon titled (lived bodies, place, and phenomenology implications for human rights and environmental justice). The article uses the work of Jane Jacobs to develop the meaning of *place* related to *meaning*.
Here is seamon defining (place):

Phenomenologically, place can be defined as any environmental locus that draws human experiences, actions, and meanings together spatially....
>From a phenomenological perspective, place is NOT the material environment distinct from people related to it but rather, the indivisible, normally unnoticed phenomenon or person-or-people-experiencing-place.

The article is exploring place justice as a key aspect of justifying actions.


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Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Psychology - escaped from within the skull

Apropos of Greg's post and grasping an argument, this wikipedia entry on
enactivism indicates links to issues long under discussion on xmca. I take
this point of view to be one championed by Zinchenko, Zaporozhets, and
others of that generation of cultural-historical scholars in Russia,
Ukraine, and....



On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 10:14 AM, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>

> A propos Peter's post, I thought others might appreciate this interview
> with Guy Claxton, author of *Intelligence in the Flesh: Why Your Mind Needs
> Your Body More Than It Thinks*
> http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/intelligence-flesh
> I thought it was a very thoughtful take on the important role of the body
> in thinking. My favorite was the fact that neurons responsible for grasping
> are activated when subjects are asked to evaluate the goodness of a
> sentence "he grasped the argument."
> Suggests to me that the body is involved in much more than "just" those
> things that we would normally call "bodily things"...
> -greg
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> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Anthropology
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> Brigham Young University
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> http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson


It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
object that creates history. Ernst Boesch