Technology and the Myth of ‘Natural Man’
First Online: 05 October 2011 DOI:
Cite this article as: De Preester, H. Found Sci (2012) 17: 385. doi:10.1007/s10699-011-9246-7 Abstract
The main suggestions and objections raised by Don Ihde and Charles Lenay to my ‘Technology and the body: the (im)possibilities of re-embodiment’ are summarized and discussed. On the one hand, I agree that we should pay more attention to whole body experience and to further resisting Cartesian assumptions in the field of cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of cognition. On the other hand, I explain that my account in no way presupposes the myth of ‘natural man’ or of a natural, delineated body from before the fall into technology.
Keywords Embodiment Technology Incorporation Extension References
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