Embodied Rationality

  • Shaun GallagherEmail author


Recent developments in embodied cognition in the field of cognitive science support an expanded notion of rationality. I attempt to explicate this expanded notion by introducing the concepts of embodied rationality and enactive hermeneutics. I argue that bodily performance is rational and that there is continuity between the rational movements of the body and reflective thinking understood as a skill.



Research on this paper was supported by the Australian Research Council Discovery Project “Minds in Skilled Performance” (DP170102987), and by the Humboldt Foundation’s Anneliese Maier Research Award.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MemphisMemphisUSA
  2. 2.University of WollongongWollongongAustralia

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