HBBL meeting, Thursday January 31st, 2013 – Prof. J.A.S. Kelso


HBBL meeting on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 4pm, room 401B. Prof. James Alexander Scott Kelso will share with us “The Visionary Inspiring Works of Maxine Sheets-Johnstone and The Paradigm of the Future”.

In the words of Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, movement is coming to the fore though it is not called by its real name. It is called something else, embodied self, embodied experience, embodied cognition, even embodied movement! The word embodiment is bandied about. Sheets-Johnstone calls it a ”lexical bandaid” because it does not elucidate the reality of movement. The same criticism applies to words like enaction and embedding and extending the mind. The heart of movement is about dynamics. Movement of us, as alive, living human beings. What kind of dynamics, is another issue. Charles Darwin said that mind is a function of body and that we must bring some stable foundation to argue from. Ordinary physics? I don’t think so. Here’s why.

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