Distributed Cognition in Enlightenment and Romantic Culture

Miranda Anderson, George Rousseau (Editor), Michael Wheeler (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract / Description of output

The first systematic application of theories of distributed cognition to this historical period. This collection brings together eleven essays by international specialists in Romantic and Enlightenment culture and provides a general and a period-specific introduction to distributed cognition and the cognitive humanities. The essays revitalise our reading of Romantic and Enlightenment works in the fields of archaeology, history, drama, literature, art, philosophy, science and medicine, 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. Collectively the essays in the book makes evident the ways in which the particular range of sociocultural and technological contexts that existed during the long eighteenth century periods fostered and reflected particular notions of distributed cognition.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages328
ISBN (Electronic)9781474442312
ISBN (Print)9781474442282
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameThe Edinburgh History of Distributed Cognition Series
PublisherEdinburgh University Press

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • distributed cognition
  • literature
  • history
  • culture
  • history of ideas


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