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dc.contributor.advisorColebrook, Claire
dc.contributor.advisorClark, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorCudmore, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-14T14:42:14Z
dc.date.available2011-11-14T14:42:14Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/5628
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyses the long-distance control of the environmentally-situated imagination, in both spatial and temporal dimensions. Central to the project is what I call the extended social brain hypothesis. Grounded in the Peircean conception of 'pragmaticism‘, this re-introduces technical intelligence to Dunbar‘s social brain—conceptually, through Clark‘s 'extended mind‘ philosophy, and materially, through Callon‘s 'actor–network theory‘. I claim that: There is no subjectivity without intersubjectivity. That is to say: as an evolutionary matter, it was necessary for the empathic capacities to evolve before the sense of self we identify as human could emerge. Intersubjectivity is critical to human communication, because of its role in interpreting intention. While the idea that human communication requires three levels of intentionality carries analytical weight, I argue that the inflationary trajectory is wrong as an evolutionary matter. The trend is instead towards increasing powers of individuation. The capacity for tool-use is emphasized less under the social brain hypothesis, but the importance of digital manipulation needs to be reasserted as part of a mature ontology. These claims are modulated to substantiate the work-maker, a socially situated (and embodied) creative agent who draws together Peircean notions of epistemology, phenomenology and oral performance.en
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dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.subjectchanceen
dc.subjectextendeden
dc.subjectfunctionen
dc.subjectheterophenomenologyen
dc.subjectintentionalityen
dc.subjectintersubjectivityen
dc.subjectlanguageen
dc.subjectliteracyen
dc.subjectminden
dc.subjectoralityen
dc.subjectperfomativityen
dc.subjectpolyphonyen
dc.subjectprobabilityen
dc.subjecttechnologyen
dc.subjecttoolen
dc.subjectworken
dc.titleSocial context of creativityen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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