Embodied critical realism

Christian Smith's What Is a Person? provides an account of the person from the perceptive of critical realism. As a fellow critical realist, I support that philosophical position and in this response I seek to support it by connecting it to the embodied realism developed by George Lakoff and Ma...

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Published in:Journal of religious ethics
Subtitles:Book discussion: Christian Smith's What is a person?
Main Author: Schilbrack, Kevin 1964-
Format: Electronic/Print Review
Language:English
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Published: [2014]
In:Journal of religious ethics
Year: 2014, Volume: 42, Issue: 1, Pages: 167-179
Review of:What is a person? (Chicago, Ill. [u.a.] : University of Chicago Press, 2010) (Schilbrack, Kevin)
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Person / Critical realism / Embodiment
Further subjects:B Book review
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Summary:Christian Smith's What Is a Person? provides an account of the person from the perceptive of critical realism. As a fellow critical realist, I support that philosophical position and in this response I seek to support it by connecting it to the embodied realism developed by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson. In order to bring the two forms of realism together, I critique both the relativism of embodied realism and the idea, found in Smith, that the person's awareness of the world is mediated by her experience. The goal of this paper, then, is an embodied critical realism, a more coherent realist position that combines the best parts of each.
ISSN:0384-9694
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of religious ethics
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1111/jore.12050