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  1. The Primacy of Movement.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2011 - John Benjamins Publishing.
    This expanded second edition carries forward the initial insights into the biological and existential significances of animation by taking contemporary research findings in cognitive science and philosophy and in neuroscience into critical and constructive account. It first takes affectivity as its focal point, elucidating it within both an enactive and qualitative affective-kinetic dynamic. It follows through with a thoroughgoing interdisciplinary inquiry into movement from three perspectives: mind, brain, and the conceptually reciprocal realities of receptivity and responsivity as set forth in (...)
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    The roots of thinking.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1990 - Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
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    The Phenomenology of Dance.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1966 - Books for Libraries.
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    Emotion and movement. A beginning empirical-phenomenological analysis of their relationship.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1999 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 6 (11-12):11-12.
    Three methodologically distinctive empirical studies of the emotions carry forward Darwin's work on the emotions, vindicate Sperry's finding that the brain is an organ of and for movement, and implicitly affirm that affectivity is tied to the tactile-kinesthetic body. A phenomenological analysis of movement deepens these empirical findings by showing how the dynamic character of movement gives rise to kinetic qualia. Analysis of the qualitative structure of movement shows in turn how motion and emotion are dynamically congruent. Three experiences of (...)
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  5. The Roots of Thinking.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1998 - Hypatia 13 (3):177-181.
     
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  6. Thinking in movement.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1981 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 39 (4):399-407.
  7. From movement to dance.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2012 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 11 (1):39-57.
    This article begins with a summary phenomenological analysis of movement in conjunction with the question of “quality” in movement. It then specifies the particular kind of memory involved in a dancer’s memorization of a dance. On the basis of the phenomenological analysis and specification of memory, it proceeds to a clarification of meaning in dance. Taking its clue from the preceding sections, the concluding section of the article sets forth reasons why present-day cognitive science is unable to provide insights into (...)
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    The Corporeal Turn.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2011 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 18 (7-8):7-8.
    Animation is by definition the basis of animate life. Movement is thus of prime significance and its dynamics warrant close study in terms of the tactile-kinaesthetic body, its relation to cognition and affectivity, and its anchorage in ontogeny and phylogeny. Riveted attention on the brain deflects attention from animate movement, as does the degeneration of movement into a motorology and the extensive and broadly indiscriminate use of the lexical band-aid of embodiment and its derivatives. Critical attention is paid to just (...)
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    The Roots of Morality.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2008 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    This book argues the case for a foundationalist ethics centrally based on an empirical understanding of human nature. For Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, “an ethics formulated on the foundations of anything other than human nature, hence on anything other than an identification of pan-cultural human realities, lacks solid empirical moorings. It easily loses itself in isolated hypotheticals, reductionist scenarios, or theoretical abstractions—in the prisoner’s dilemma, selfish genes, dedicated brain modules, evolutionary altruism, or psychological egoism, for example—or it easily becomes itself an ethical (...)
  10. Kinesthetic Memory.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2003 - Theoria Et Historia Scientiarum 7 (1):69-92.
    This paper attempts to elucidate the nature of kinesthetic memory, demonstrate itscentrality to everyday human movement, and thereby promote fresh cognitive andphenomenological understandings of movement in everyday life. Prominent topics in this undertaking include kinesthesia, dynamics, and habit. The endeavor has both a critical and constructive dimension.
     
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  11. Consciousness: A natural history.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1998 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 5 (3):260-94.
    The basic question cognitivists and most analytic philosophers of mind ask is how consciousness arises in matter. This article outlines basic reasons for thinking the question spurious. It does so by examining 1) definitions of life, 2) unjustified and unjustifiable uses of diacritical markings to distinguish real cognition from metaphoric cognition, 3) evidence showing that corporeal consciousness is a biological imperative, 4) corporeal matters of fact deriving from the evolution of proprioception. Three implications of the examination are briefly noted: 1) (...)
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  12. Kinesthetic Memory.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2011 - Avant: Trends in Interdisciplinary Studies 2 (T):101-124.
    This paper attempts to elucidate the nature of kinesthetic memory, demonstrate itscentrality to everyday human movement, and thereby promote fresh cognitive andphenomenological understandings of movement in everyday life. Prominent topics in this undertaking include kinesthesia, dynamics, and habit. The endeavor has both a critical and constructive dimension.
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  13. The Roots of Power: Animate Form and Gendered Bodies.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1995 - The Personalist Forum 11 (1):58-60.
     
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  14. Consciousness: A Natural History.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2007 - Synthesis Philosophica 22 (2):283-299.
    This article shows how the proper question to answer concerning consciousness is not ‘how consciousness arises in matter’, but how consciousness is part and parcel of the evolution of animate forms. The article traces out just such an evolution by consideration of real life forms including bacteria and invertebrates. It vindicates the evolutionary thesis that external proprioceptive organs, as evidenced in their own right, were modified and internalized over time into kinesthetic organs, sustaining, in effect, a directly movement sensitive corporeal (...)
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    Animation: Analyses, Elaborations, and Implications.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2014 - Husserl Studies 30 (3):247-268.
    This article highlights a neglected, if not wholly overlooked, topic in phenomenology, a topic central to Husserl’s writings on animate organism, namely, animation. Though Husserl did not explore animation to the fullest in his descriptions of animate organism, his texts are integral to the task of fathoming animation. The article’s introduction focuses on seminal aspects of animate organisms found within several such texts and elaborates their significance for a phenomenological understanding of animation. The article furthermore highlights Husserl’s pointed recognition of (...)
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    Kinesthesia: An extended critical overview and a beginning phenomenology of learning.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2019 - Continental Philosophy Review 52 (2):143-169.
    This paper takes five different perspectives on kinesthesia, beginning with its evolution across animate life and its biological distinction from, and relationship to proprioception. It proceeds to document the historical derivation of “the muscle sense,” showing in the process how analytic philosophers bypass the import of kinesthesia by way of “enaction,” for example, and by redefinitions of “tactical deception.” The article then gives prominence to a further occlusion of kinesthesia and its subduction by proprioception, these practices being those of well-known (...)
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    Embodiment on trial: a phenomenological investigation.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2015 - Continental Philosophy Review 48 (1):23-39.
    This paper considers dimensions of animate life that are readily “embodied” by phenomenologists and by other philosophy and science researchers as well. The paper demonstrates how the practice of “embodying” short-circuits veritable phenomenological accounts of experience through a neglect of attention to Husserl’s basic conception of, and consistent concern with, animate organism. The paper specifies how in doing so, the practice muddies a clear distinction between the body ‘I have’ and the body ‘I am’, and a clear account of their (...)
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  18. Essential clarifications of ‘self-affection’ and Husserl’s ‘sphere of ownness’: First steps toward a pure phenomenology of (human) nature.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2006 - Continental Philosophy Review 39 (4):361-391.
    This article begins with a critical discussion of the commonly used phenomenological term “self-affection,” showing how the term is problematic. It proceeds to clarify obscurities and other impediments in current usage of the term through initial analyses of experience and to single out a transcendental clue found in Husserl’s descriptive remarks on wakeful world-consciousness, a clue leading to a basic phenomenological truth of wakeful human life. The truth centers on temporality and movement, and on animation. The three detailed investigations that (...)
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    Existential fit and evolutionary continuities.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1986 - Synthese 66 (2):219 - 248.
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    Husserlian Phenomenology and Darwinian Evolutionary Biology: Complementarities, Exemplifications, and Implications.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2017 - Studia Phaenomenologica 17:19-40.
    Descriptive foundations and a concern with origins are integral to both Husserlian phenomenology and Darwinian evolutionary biology. These complementary aspects are rooted in the lifeworld as it is experienced. Detailed specifications of the complementary aspects testify to a mutual relevance of phenomenology to evolutionary biology and of evolutionary biology to phenomenology. Exemplifications of the mutual relevance are given in terms of both human and nonhuman agentive abilities. The experiential exemplifications show that agentive abilities are rooted in the kinetic sequence: I (...)
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  21. Phenomenology and agency: Methodological and theoretical issues in Strawson's 'The Self'.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1999 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 6 (4):48-69.
    ‘Phenomenology and Agency,’ an invited response to Galen Strawson's article on ‘The Self,’ shows how Strawson's putative phenomenological approach to the problem of the self fails to qualify as phenomenology and in turn fails to undergird his metaphysics of the self. It shows further how an item on his own list of fundamental experiences or conceptions of the self languishes for want of attention: Strawson virtually ignores ‘agency.’ The phenomenological procedure of bracketing, the concept of the non-alien that Husserl presents (...)
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    Taking Evolution Seriously.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1992 - American Philosophical Quarterly 29 (4):343 - 352.
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    Giving the Body Its Due.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone (ed.) - 1992 - SUNY Press.
    Addressed to educated nonspecialists, they discuss such topics as Eastern bodywork, the body as healer, art as the speech of the body. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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    Why Lamarck Did Not Discover the Principle of Natural Selection.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1982 - Journal of the History of Biology 15 (3):443 - 465.
  25. Finding common ground between evolutionary biology and continental philosophy.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2007 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 6 (3):327-348.
    This article identifies already existing theoretical and methodological commonalities between evolutionary biology and phenomenology, concentrating specifically on their common pursuit of origins. It identifies in passing theoretical support from evolutionary biology for present-day concerns in philosophy, singling out Sartre’s conception of fraternity as an example. It anchors its analysis of the common pursuit of origins in Husserl’s consistent recognition of the grounding significance of Nature and in his consistent recognition of animate forms of life other than human. It enumerates and (...)
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    Child's play: A multidisciplinary perspective.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2003 - Human Studies 26 (4):409-430.
    Competition obscures the realities and significance of play, in particular, the bodily play originating in infancy and typical of young children. A multidisciplinary perspective on child's play elucidates the nature of child's play and validates the distinction between competition and play. The article begins with a consideration of ethological research on play in young human and nonhuman animals, proceeds to a consideration of psychological research on laughter as a primary kinetic marker of play, and ends with a philosophical examination of (...)
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    On the conceptual origin of death.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1986 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 47 (1):31-58.
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    Preserving integrity against colonization.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2004 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 3 (3):249-261.
    Genuine reconciliation between first- and third-person methodologies and knowledge requires respect for both phenomenological and scientific epistemologies. Recent pragmatic, theoretical, and verbal attempts at reconciliation by cognitive scientists compromise phenomenological method and knowledge. The basic question is thus: how do we begin reconciling first- and third-person epistemologies? Because life is the unifying concept across phenomenological and cognitive disciplines, a concept consistently if differentially exemplified in and by the phenomenon of movement, conceptual complementarities anchored in the animate properly provide the foundation (...)
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  29. Models of the Self.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2002 - Thorverton UK: Imprint Academic.
     
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    On Movement and Objects in Motion: The Phenomenology of the Visible in Dance.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1979 - The Journal of Aesthetic Education 13 (2):33.
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    Re-thinking Husserl's fifth meditation.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1999 - Philosophy Today 43 (4):99-106.
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    Introduction to the Special Topic: Epistemology and Movement.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2002 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 29 (2):103-105.
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    In Praise of Phenomenology.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2017 - Phenomenology and Practice 11 (1):5-17.
    A critical assessment of Merleau-Ponty’s conception of phenomenology highlights singular differences between Husserl’s phenomenological methodology and existential analysis, between epistemology and ontology, and between essential and individualistic perspectives. When we duly follow the rigorous phenomenological methodology described by Husserl, we are confronted with the challenge of making the familiar strange and with the challenge of languaging experience. In making the familiar strange, we do not immediately have words to describe what is present, but must let the experience of the strange (...)
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  34. Movement: What Evolution and Gesture Can Teach Us About Its Centrality in Natural History and Its Lifelong Significance.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2019 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 44 (1):239-259.
    Midwest Studies In Philosophy, Volume 44, Issue 1, Page 239-259, December 2019.
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    Strangers, Trust, and Religion: On the Vulnerability of Being Alive.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2016 - Human Studies 39 (2):167-187.
    This article is far less a position paper or a descriptive analysis than an attempt to illuminate the lines that connect commonly recognized realities of human life: unfamiliar others in the form of strangers, interpersonal feelings in the form of trust, and organized belief systems in the form of religion. Its epistemological and even ontological conclusion may be sketched as follows: where belief overtakes wonder, religion fails in its mission to enhance life. When fear overtakes wonder, individuals fail in the (...)
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    The Enigma of Being-Toward-Death.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2015 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 29 (4):547-576.
    ABSTRACTThis article considers the relationship of Heidegger's metaphysics of Being-toward-death to what Heidegger describes as “the enigma of motion,” that is, to Dasein's “historicality.” In doing so, the article confronts a series of questions concerning fundamental realities of animate life, realities centering on angst in the face of death, but including curiosity and fear, for example, all such realities being what Heidegger terms “states-of-mind” or “moods.” Thus, the article basically questions Heidegger's elision of a Leibkörper, not only in terms of (...)
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    The Enigma of Being-Toward-Death.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2015 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 29 (4):547-576.
    ABSTRACTThis article considers the relationship of Heidegger's metaphysics of Being-toward-death to what Heidegger describes as “the enigma of motion,” that is, to Dasein's “historicality.” In doing so, the article confronts a series of questions concerning fundamental realities of animate life, realities centering on angst in the face of death, but including curiosity and fear, for example, all such realities being what Heidegger terms “states-of-mind” or “moods.” Thus, the article basically questions Heidegger's elision of a Leibkörper, not only in terms of (...)
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    Man has always danced: Forays into the origins of an art largely forgotten by philosophers.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2005 - Contemporary Aesthetics 3.
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    Corporeal Archetypes and Power: Preliminary Clarifications and Considerations of Sex.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1992 - Hypatia 7 (3):39 - 76.
    An examination of animate from reveals corporeal archetypes that underlie both human sexual behavior and the reigning Western biological paradigm of human sexuality that reworks the archetypes to enforce female oppression. Viewed within the framework of present-day social constructionist theory and Western biology, I show how both social constructionist feminists who disavow biology and biologists who reduce human biology to anatomy forget evolution and thereby forego understandings essential to the political liberation of women.
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    Death and immortality ideologies in western philosophy.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2003 - Continental Philosophy Review 36 (3):235-262.
    This article examines immortality ideologies in Western philosophy as exemplified in the writings of Descartes, Heidegger, and Derrida, showing in each instance the distinctiveness of the ideology. The distinctiveness is doubly significant: it broadens understandings of the nature of immortality ideologies generally and deepens comparative understandings of the ideologies of the philosophers discussed. Pertinent writings of Otto Rank, the psychiatrist who first wrote of immortality ideologies, contribute in fundamental ways to the discussion as do pertinent writings of cultural anthropologist Ernest (...)
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    Introduction to the Special Topic: Epistemology and Movement.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2002 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 29 (2):103-105.
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    The body as cultural object/the body as pan-cultural universal.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1994 - In Mano Daniel & Lester E. Embree (eds.), Phenomenology of the Cultural Disciplines. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 85--114.
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    The Possibility of an Evolutionary Semantics.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - unknown
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    Letters to the Editor.Brian Hendley, John A. Sealey, Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, Albert A. Johnstone & William Collinge - 1986 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 59 (5):761 - 763.
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    Animate being: an inquiry into Being in Heidegger’s Being and Time.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2020 - Continental Philosophy Review 53 (2):121-140.
    This paper questions the ontological integrity of Dasein as Heidegger specifies Being in Being and Time. It does so with reference to the real-life, real-time realities of Being-in-the-world and Being-toward-Death, thus with entering into the world in the first place and with ensuing developmental realities anchored essentially in bodily change and movement and with ensuing knowledge of the world and of death. Basic Husserlian insights validate answers to Dasein’s ontological deficiencies, raising questions as to Heidegger’s reading of Husserl texts, for (...)
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    An empirical-phenomenological critique of the social construction of infancy.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 1996 - Human Studies 19 (1):1-16.
    Developmental and clinical psychological findings on infancy over the past twenty years and more refute in striking ways both Piaget's and Lacan's negative characterizations of infants. Piaget's thesis is that the infant has an undifferentiated sense of self; Lacan's thesis is that the infant is no more than a fragmented piece of goods — a corps morcelé. Through an examination of recent and notable analyses of infancy by infant psychiatrist Daniel Stern, this paper highlights important features within the radically different (...)
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    Animate Realities of Gesture.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2022 - Studia Phaenomenologica 22:145-165.
    Section I details Husserl’s insight into style and how a person’s individual style is played out in affect and action and in the two‑fold articulation of perception and “the kinestheses,” both of which are integral to gestural communication. Section II details how the evolutionary perspectives of Darwin and linguistic scholars complement Husserl’s insights into the animate realities of gesture and bring to light further dimensions of human and nonhuman gestural practices and possibilities through extensive experiential accounts that document the essential (...)
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    A Random Stroll.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2002 - Human Studies 25 (4):435-440.
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    Bewusstsein: Eine Naturgeschichte.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2007 - Synthesis Philosophica 22 (2):283-299.
    In diesem Artikel wird gezeigt, dass die angemessene Fragestellung bezüglich des Bewusstseins nicht darauf abzielt, wie sich Bewusstsein in der Materie niederschlägt, sondern auf die Art und Weise, in der das Bewusstsein als fester Bestandteil zur Evolution der Lebensformen gehört. Die Verfasserin zeichnet eine solche Evolution nach, indem sie reale Lebensformen einschließlich Bakterien und Wirbellose berücksichtigt, und vertritt die evolutionäre These, dass externe propriozeptive Organe – wie anhand ihrer selbst nachgewiesen wurde – sich im Laufe der Zeit modifiziert und zu (...)
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    Binary Opposition as an Ordering Principle of (Male?) Human Thought.Maxine Sheets-Johnstone - 2000 - In Linda Fisher & Lester E. Embree (eds.), Feminist Phenomenology. Kluwer Academic Publishers, C. pp. 173--194.
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