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The Hand, an Organ of the Mind
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Zdravko Radman is Professor of Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, and the University of Split, Croatia. He is the author of Metaphors: Figures of the Mind and the editor of Knowing without Thinking: Mind, Action, Cognition, and the Phenomenon of the Background. Jesse J. Prinz is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jonathan Cole, D.M., F.R.C.P., is Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology, Poole Hospital, and at Salisbury Hospital (with its Spinal Centre), a Professor at Bournemouth University and a visiting Senior Lecturer, Southampton University. Matthew Ratcliffe is Professor for Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Vienna. He is author of Experiences of Depression, Feelings of Being, and Rethinking Commonsense Psychology. Shaun Gallagher is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Central Florida and coeditor of the journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. Daniel D. Hutto is Professor of Philosophical Psychology at the University of Wollongong and the author of Folk Psychological Narratives: The Sociocultural Basis for Understanding Reasons (MIT Press) and coauthor of Radicalizing Enactivism: Basic Minds without Content (MIT Press). Andy Clark is Doctor of Philosophy at the School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences at the University of Sussex. Michael Wheeler is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Stirling. He is the author of Reconstructing the Cognitive World: The Next Step (MIT Press, 2005). Massimiliano L. Cappuccio is Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University, Abu Dhabi, and research associate at University of New South Wales Richard Menary is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wollongong. He is the author of Cognitive Integration and other books. Zdravko Radman is Professor of Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, and the University of Split, Croatia. He is the author of Metaphors: Figures of the Mind and the editor of Knowing without Thinking: Mind, Action, Cognition, and the Phenomenon of the Background.

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A fascinating collection....all the essays convey some new and interesting ideas....Radman's collection, by highlighting a range of philosophical, cognitive, neurophysiological, evolutionary, cultural, and aesthetic aspects of the hand, will surely benefit and resonate with a large and diverse readership.

-Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

An impressive array of philosophers, psychologists, and cognitive scientists...Radman has done us all a service in editing this volume-the first of its kind to my knowledge.

-Avant

Radman's collection is a comprehensive, incisive and rewarding read, which brings together a host of diverse research about the hand. While there may be important conceptual divisions among the essays in this collection, these essays nonetheless demonstrate that what we do with our hands shapes in powerful and sometimes unexpected ways our thoughts and experiences. Hands matter and much more than one might think.

-Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences

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