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Levels of Meaning, Embodiment, and Communication

@article{Zlatev2009LevelsOM,
  title={Levels of Meaning, Embodiment, and Communication},
  author={Jordan Zlatev},
  journal={Cybern. Hum. Knowing},
  year={2009},
  volume={16},
  pages={149-174}
}
  • J. Zlatev
  • Published 2009
  • Philosophy
  • Cybern. Hum. Knowing
1. Introduction The ways in which the (human) body shapes meaning and thought, and the various roles it plays in communication, have received a great deal of attention during the last few decades. However, behind the slogan-like notion of the " embodied mind " lie a plethora of different concepts and theoretical frameworks, and the extent to which they are mutually compatible remains unclear (cf. Ziemke, Zlatev and Frank 2007; Krois et al. 2007). 

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