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Sensible Objects: Intercorporeality and Enactive Knowing Through Things

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Part of the Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics book series (SAPERE, volume 56)

Abstract

This chapter integrates ethnographic techniques, cognitive science, and enactive theory to examine the phenomenology dynamics that emerge during spontaneous interaction during a newly developed practice called banding. Specifically, participants are connected to each other via large rubber bands. An enactivist analysis of participants’ journals reveals participants undergo intense intercorporeal experiences with properties that: are disorienting; are multi-scale; conjure intercorporeal surprise and discovery; undergo patterns of change, in both groups and individuals; give rise to intercorporeal trust; and they entail intercorporeal shifts in identity. The paper analyses how these properties might reflect the intercorporeal nature of everyday experiences.

Keywords

Intercorporeal Embodied anticipation Enactive Sensible objects 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of the ArtsRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyIllinois State UniversityNormalUSA

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