Distributed Cognition in Classical Antiquity

Miranda Anderson (Editor), Douglas Cairns (Editor), Mark Sprevak (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract / Description of output

This edited collection brings together 12 essays by international specialists in Classical Antiquity, and provides a general and a period-specific introduction to distributed cognition and the cognitive humanities. This book revitalises our reading of Classical works in the fields of history of technology, science and medicine, material culture, philosophy and literary studies by bringing to bear recent insights in cognitive science and philosophy of mind on the ways in which cognition is distributed across brain, body and world. As many of the texts and practices discussed here have influenced Western European society and culture, this book reveals the historical foundations of our theoretical and practical attempts to comprehend and optimise the distributed nature of human cognition.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages304
ISBN (Electronic)9781474429771, 9781474429764
ISBN (Print)9781474429740
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018

Publication series

NameThe Edinburgh History of Distributed Cognition Series
PublisherEdinburgh University Press

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • classical and antique philosophy
  • classics
  • cognitive humanities
  • distributed cognition
  • philosophy of mind


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