Cogito Ergo Theatrum: Redistributing Cognition on the Early Modern Stage

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Johnson, Laurie. 2014. "Cogito Ergo Theatrum: Redistributing Cognition on the Early Modern Stage ." Johnson, Laurie, Sutton, John and Tribble, Evelyn (ed.) Embodied cognition and Shakespeare's theatre: the early modern body-mind. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 216-234
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Cogito Ergo Theatrum: Redistributing Cognition on the Early Modern Stage

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3137
Book TitleEmbodied cognition and Shakespeare's theatre: the early modern body-mind
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AuthorJohnson, Laurie
EditorsJohnson, Laurie, Sutton, John and Tribble, Evelyn
Page Range216-234
SeriesRoutledge Studies in Shakespeare
Chapter Number11
Number of Pages19
Year2014
PublisherRoutledge
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISBN9781138000759
9780203796160
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203796160-16
Web Address (URL)https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9780203796160-16/cogito-ergo-theatrum-laurie-johnson
Abstract

This chapter examines studies undertaken on 'distributed cognition' within the early modern theatre, chiefly by Evelyn Tribble, inspired by Ed Hutchins and Andy Clark. The chapter draws on a range of additional forms of evidence from a material cultural history of the early modern theatre, to argue that the distributed cognition model--while valid--requires some adjustments to incorporate better exception handling.

KeywordsShakespeare; distributed cognition; extended mind; body-mind problem; Renaissance; theatre
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470507. Comparative and transnational literature
360403. Drama, theatre and performance studies
500312. Philosophy of cognition
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