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The Peripheral Mind: Philosophy of Mind and the Peripheral Nervous System

István Aranyosi


Philosophers of mind, both in the conceptual analysis tradition and in the empirical informed school, have been implicitly neglecting the potential conceptual role of the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) in understanding sensory and perceptual states. Instead, the philosophical as well as the neuroscientific literature has been assuming that it is the Central Nervous System (CNS) alone, and more exactly the brain, that should prima facie be taken as conceptually and empirically crucial for a philosophical analysis of such states This is the first monograph that focuses on the PNS and its consti ... More

Keywords: Peripheral Nervous System, Central Nervous System, embodied mind, extended mind, semantic externalism, functionalism, proprioception, sensory states, phenomenology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199989607
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989607.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

István Aranyosi, author
Bilkent University