Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2019

360 Pages | 7 colour and 9 b&w illustrations

6.69 x 9.61 inches

ISBN: 9781474438131

Bookseller Code (06)

Distributed Cognition in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

First Edition

Edited by Miranda Anderson and Michael Wheeler

Published by Edinburgh University Press

The Edinburgh History of Distributed Cognition

  • Draws out what was distinctive about Medieval and Renaissance insights into (and superstitions about) the cognitive roles of the body and environment
  • Examines how traditional topics have been affected by new insights from the cognitive sciences: the mind, life and soul; the body and environment; the emotions; language and linguistic theories; theory of mind and interaction theory; the self and subjectivity; social, material and conceptual environments; the memory arts, orality and literacy; and literature and the arts
  • Explores how current ideas in Western European society and culture were influenced by the Medieval and Renaissance periods
  • Includes essays on law, history, drama, literature, art, music, philosophy, science and medicine