Moving Ourselves, Moving Others

Motion and emotion in intersubjectivity, consciousness and language

Ad Foolen | Radboud University Nijmegen
Ulrike M. Lüdtke | Leibniz Universität Hannover
Timothy P. Racine | Simon Fraser University
ORCID logoJordan Zlatev | Lund University
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The close relationship between motion (bodily movement) and emotion (feelings) is not an etymological coincidence. While moving ourselves, we move others; in observing others move – we are moved ourselves. The fundamentally interpersonal nature of mind and language has recently received due attention, but the key role of (e)motion in this context has remained something of a blind spot. The present book rectifies this gap by gathering contributions from leading philosophers, psychologists and linguists working in the area. Framed by an introducing prologue and a summarizing epilogue (written by Colwyn Trevarthen, who brought the phenomenological notion of intersubjectivity to a wider audience some 30 years ago) the volume elaborates a dynamical, active view of emotion, along with an affect-laden view of motion – and explores their significance for consciousness, intersubjectivity, and language. As such, it contributes to the emerging interdisciplinary field of mind science, transcending hitherto dominant computationalist and cognitivist approaches.

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[Consciousness & Emotion Book Series, 6] 2012.  viii, 492 pp.
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Moving Ourselves, Moving Others is an indispensable contribution to the human science of mutuality in meaning, feeling and understanding. It belongs on the shelves of all students of subjectivity, intersubjectivity and sociality, with contributions by leading researchers from a host of disciplines and a profusion of perspectives.”
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