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The Mind-Body Politic

Authors: Maiese, Michelle, Hanna, Robert

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  • An innovative new book focusing specifically on political philosophy of mind
  • Asks how do social institutions in contemporary neoliberal democratic state systematically affect our thoughts, feelings, and agency
  • Builds on contemporary research in embodied cognition, enactivism, and the extended mind
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Building on contemporary research in embodied cognition, enactivism, and the extended mind, this book explores how social institutions in contemporary neoliberal nation-states systematically affect our thoughts, feelings, and agency. Human beings are, necessarily, social animals who create and belong to social institutions. But social institutions take on a life of their own, and literally shape the minds of all those who belong to them, for better or worse, usually without their being self-consciously aware of it. Indeed, in contemporary neoliberal societies, it is generally for the worse. In The Mind-Body Politic, Michelle Maiese and Robert Hanna work out a new critique of contemporary social institutions by deploying the special standpoint of the philosophy of mind—in particular, the special standpoint of the philosophy of what they call essentially embodied minds—and make a set of concrete, positive proposals for radically changing both these social institutions and also our essentially embodied lives for the better.

About the authors

Michelle Maiese is Professor of Philosophy at Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is the author of Embodiment, Emotion, and Cognition (2011), Embodied Selves and Embodied Minds (2015), and many articles on topics in philosophy of mind and psychiatry.

Robert Hanna is an independent philosopher who has held research or teaching positions at universities in Brazil, Canada, Luxembourg, the UK, and the USA. He is a philosophical generalist and the author or co-author of eleven books, including Rationality and Logic (2006), Embodied Minds in Action (co-authored with Michelle Maiese, 2009) and the five-volume book series, The Rational Human Condition (2015-2018).

Reviews

“The book is not only an exposition of political discourse but concurrently an analysis of form, a rich and ambitious undertaking.” (Isobel Armstrong, Modern Philology, Vol. 117 (1), May, 2019)



Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: Political Philosophy of Mind

    Pages 1-33

    Maiese, Michelle (et al.)

  • Three Theses Unpacked: Mind-Shaping, Collective Sociopathy, and Collective Wisdom

    Pages 35-93

    Maiese, Michelle (et al.)

  • What Is a Destructive, Deforming Institution?

    Pages 95-115

    Maiese, Michelle (et al.)

  • Case-Study I: Higher Education in Neoliberal Nation-States

    Pages 117-170

    Maiese, Michelle (et al.)

  • Case-Study II: Mental Health Treatment in Neoliberal Nation-States

    Pages 171-223

    Maiese, Michelle (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19546-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19545-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Mind-Body Politic
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19546-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19546-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19545-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 320
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