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    Language, the biology of cognition, emotions, and poetic language

    Paucar-Caceres, Alberto (2005) Language, the biology of cognition, emotions, and poetic language. Systemic practice and action research, 17 (6). pp. 591-602. ISSN 1094-429X

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    Autopoiesis and the Biology of Cognition attributes a practical and connotative role to language but also gives importance to emotions which together with language braid in forming the consensual domain of conversations of living organisms. This paper outlines the biology of cognitionrsquos view that language has a connotative nature together with the claim that languagersquos role is a practical coordination of coordination of actions. In poetry, language becomes the medium for producing aesthetic events that grasp the domain of emotions of writer and reader. Reflecting on the type of language that poetry uses as a medium for its creation/poiesis, it is speculated that language expressed in the written form a poem seems to have both denotative and connotative nature which gives the description of the object the immediacy of both beauty and emotion. The paper argues that language in poetry does cease to have the practical role attributed by autopoiesis.

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