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Presence of mind: consubstantiality and extended cognition in Montaigne's writing

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This study investigates how the metaphysical notion of consubstantiality can be rethought fruitfully as a distinctively cognitive figure in Montaigne’s writing. It argues that the consubstantiality ‘allegory’ through which Montaigne secures his reader’s sense of authorial presence in the 'Essais' can be brought into dialogue with contemporary cognitive scientific theories of extended mind, in a way that does not foreclose the controversial sacramental implicatures of the term in its sixteenth...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
French
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University of Oxford
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Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-2955-4720
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-2631-3908
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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