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`For those already familiar with discursive work it will be a joy - Edwards writes with enormous clarity and insight. For psychologists whose work involves an understanding of the relations between language and cognition this book will be essential reading.... This is a demanding book that will repay close attention. It can also be dipped into as a resource for the brilliant reworkings of traditional psychological topic areas, such as emotion, language, cognition, categories, AI, narrative, scripts and developmental psychology. If you want a glimpse into the future of psychology, get this book - the end of cognitivism starts here' - History and Philosophy of Psychology The central project of this mult

Categories II: Bodily Experience and Folk Psychology
Categories II: Bodily experience and folk psychology

In cognitive psychology, categorization is a fundamental process. It converts sensory input into perceptions of objects and events, groups individual objects and events into recognizable types, and thus renders the world of experience intelligible and describable. ‘Categories’ include recognizable objects such as chairs, houses, and persons; units of language itself (words, phonemes, etc.); and complex cognitive representations such as abstract concepts and scripted event sequences (see Chapter 6). Categorization is basic sense-making. It is not restricted to language, nor even to human cognition, but is’ one of the most basic functions of all organisms’ (Rosch et al., 1976: 382). Similarly, ‘without any categorization an organism could not interact profitably with the infinitely ...

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