Feeling our way: enkinaesthetic enquiry and immanent intercorporeality

Stuart, S. A.J. (2017) Feeling our way: enkinaesthetic enquiry and immanent intercorporeality. In: Meyer, C., Streeck, J. and Jordan, J. S. (eds.) Intercorporeality: Emerging Socialities in Interaction. Oxford University Press, pp. 104-140. ISBN 9780190210465

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Every action, touch, utterance, and look, every listening, taste, smell, and feel is a living question; but it is no ordinary propositional one-by-one question, rather it is a plenisentient sensing and probing non-propositional enquiry about how our world is, in its present continuous sense, and in relation to how we anticipate its becoming. I will take this assumption as my first premise and, by using the notion of enkinaesthesia, I will explore the ways in which an agent’s affectively-saturated co-engagement with its world establishes patterns of co-articulation of meaning within the anticipatory affective dynamics and the experiential entanglement necessary for expedient action and adaptation. In advancing this thesis I will reject the minimalist notions of embodiment by amplifying and extending the claims made by the most radical of the embodied mind theories. Crucially, I will offer a new wave of embodiment theory which has at its core the radical extension of sensorimotor affect into the life and being of other agents where their experience is for us both direct and immediate. This I will present as an immanent intercorporeality.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Enkinaesthesia, affect, plenisentience, immanence, embodiment, radical embodiment, anticipation, co-engagement, intertwining, intentional-saturation, ambiguous transcendence.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stuart, Dr Susan
Authors: Stuart, S. A.J.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > Information Studies
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Oxford University Press
First Published:First published in Intercorporeality: Emerging Socialities in Interaction: 104-140
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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