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Neural Geographies : Feminism and the Microstructure of Cognition - Elizabeth A. Wilson

Neural Geographies

Feminism and the Microstructure of Cognition

Paperback Published: 16th April 1998
ISBN: 9780415916004
Number Of Pages: 236

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"Neural Geographies" draws together recent feminist and deconstructive theories, early Freudian neurology and contemporary connectionist theories of cognition. In this original work, Elizabeth A. Wilson explores the convergence between Derrida, Freud and recent cognitive theory to pursue two important issues: the nature of cognition and neurology, and the politics of feminist and critical interventions into contemporary scientific psychology.
This book seeks to reorient the usual presumptions of critical studies of the sciences by addressing the divisions between the static and the changeable; the natural and the political; the neuro-cognitive and the cultural that have been traditional to both scientific and critical accounts of neurology and cognition.

Introduction: Connectionism, Feminism, Deconstruction
The Natural Habits of Feminist Psychology Institutionalization and Its Risks
The Nature of Gender and the Politics of Biology
The Origins of Scientific Psychology
Demarcation and the Constitution of the Psychological Domain Negotiating Empiricism and Theory
Ontological Reduction and the Play of Natural Origins
Morphologies of Mind "Loving the Computer"
Cognition, Embodiment, and the Influencing Machine
Location and Decapitation: The Mind-Brain-Body Problem
Projects for a Scientific Psychology
Freud, Derrida, and Connectionist Theories of Cognition "Psychology for Neurologists"
Freud and the Project for a Scientific Psychology Neurology Breached
Derrida and Scientific Psychology Connectionism
Neurology for Psychologists
Locating Cognition
Force, Topography and the Psychical Trace
The Cognitive Trace and Location Freudian Topography and the Transformation of the Cognitive Trace
The Saussurian Machine
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ISBN: 9780415916004
ISBN-10: 0415916003
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 16th April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.19  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1