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The embodiment of meaning
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Embodied cognition
Language
Meaning
Grounding problem
Cognitive linguistics
Mental simulation.

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KERKHOFS, Roel; HASELAGER, Willem F.G. The embodiment of meaning. Manuscrito: Revista Internacional de Filosofia, Campinas, SP, v. 29, n. 2, p. 753–764, 2016. Disponível em: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/manuscrito/article/view/8643621. Acesso em: 27 maio. 2024.

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One of the many puzzles philosophy is dealing with is how meaning comes about. An increasing number of investigations in cognitive science indicate that the body plays a central role in grounding the meaning of concepts and language. Particularly there are many indications that our abilities to move, perceive and act upon the world are directly related to our capacity to understand linguistic expressions. In this paper we will review some of the more salient findings in this area of research and indicate their consequences for the debate about how meaning and body are related.

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