Embodied Philosophy


The human mind - and all its abstract structures and concepts - is rooted in the human body. This is the underlying hypothesis of the field of embodied cognition.

Philosophy occurs within and through particular physical activities even if that activity is sitting still. Different physical practices enable different modes of thinking.  

For example walking became the discipline par-excellence of the Enlightenment. Of course non-Enlightenment philosophers did and do walk too, and one does not need to be able to walk to think progressively and rationally. But ‘taking a walk’ was the particular choreo-philosophical practice of this movement just asother philosophical movements have had their own choreo-philosophical practices for example in ancient greece there was wrestling and athletics as well as walking. And eastern practices like Yoga are similarly entwined with philosophical though.