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The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Andreas K. Engel, Karl J. Friston, and Danica Kragic (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

Cognitive science is experiencing a pragmatic turn away from the traditional representation-centered framework toward a view that focuses on understanding cognition as “enactive.” This enactive view ... More


Evolving Enactivism: Basic Minds Meet Content

Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036115
eISBN:
9780262339773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036115.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Evolving Enactivism argues that cognitive phenomena—perceiving, imagining, remembering—can be best explained in terms of an interface between contentless and content-involving forms of cognition. ... More


In Defence of Ontological Emergence and Mental Causation

Michael Silberstein

in The Re-Emergence of Emergence: The Emergentist Hypothesis from Science to Religion

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199544318
eISBN:
9780191701351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544318.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The first section characterises the kind of emergence defended in this chapter and situates it largely in the enactive paradigm of consciousness and cognition. The second section begins to cast doubt ... More


Why Are We Conscious? Action without Enaction

Jesse J. Prinz

in The Conscious Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195314595
eISBN:
9780199979059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314595.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Theories differ in how they relate consciousness to action. At one extreme, enactivists argue that perceptual consciousness essential involves motor responses or a representation of motor action. At ... More


Concluding Remarks

István Aranyosi

in The Peripheral Mind: Philosophy of Mind and the Peripheral Nervous System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989607
eISBN:
9780199346349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989607.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter offers a brief overview of the main conclusions reached in the previous chapters.


Enactivisms Less Radical

Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin

in Radicalizing Enactivism: Basic Minds without Content

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018548
eISBN:
9780262312172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018548.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A truly radical enactivism differs in important respects from the more conspicuous and already well-established branches of enactivism—Sensorimotor Enactivism and Autopoietic Enactivism. While ... More


Sensorimotor Life: An enactive proposal

Ezequiel Di Paolo, Thomas Buhrmann, and Xabier Barandiaran

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198786849
eISBN:
9780191836862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786849.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This book elaborates a series of contributions to a non–representational theory of action and perception. It is based on current theoretical developments in the enactive approach to life and mind. ... More


Enactivist Interventions: Rethinking the Mind

Shaun Gallagher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794325
eISBN:
9780191840722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794325.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Enactivist Interventions explores central issues in the contemporary debates about embodied cognition, addressing interdisciplinary questions about intentionality, representation, affordances, the ... More


The Mindful Filter: Free Energy and Action

Karl J. Friston

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter frames key questions about embodied cognition and action in terms of active inference; namely, the premise that the brain is trying to infer the causes of its sensory input—and samples ... More


Epilogue

Ezequiel A. Di Paolo, Thomas Buhrmann, and Xabier E. Barandiaran

in Sensorimotor Life: An enactive proposal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198786849
eISBN:
9780191836862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786849.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter presents some reflections on the meaning of life-mind continuity for the proposals presented in this book. It compares this concept with a pragmatist take on the historical relations ... More


Introduction: Where’s the Action?

Andreas K. Engel, Karl J. Friston, and Danica Kragic

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

Cognitive science is witnessing a pragmatic turn away from the traditional representation-centered framework of cognition toward one that focuses on understanding cognition as being “enactive.” The ... More


Prediction, Agency, and Body Ownership

Jakob Hohwy

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

The idea that the brain is an organ for prediction error minimization is becoming increasingly influential. Since this idea posits action as playing a central role, it has the potential to reveal new ... More


Continuity Skepticism in Doubt: A Radically Enactive Take

Daniel D. Hutto and Glenda Satne

in Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture: Investigating the Constitution of the Shared World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035552
eISBN:
9780262337120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035552.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Radically Enactive Cognition, REC, holds that not all forms of cognition are content involving and, especially, not root forms. According to radical enactivists, only minds that have mastered special ... More


The Role of Affordances in Pretend Play

Zuzanna Rucińska

in Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture: Investigating the Constitution of the Shared World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035552
eISBN:
9780262337120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035552.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Pretending is often conceptualized as an imaginative and symbolic capacity, positing mental representations in its explanation. This paper proposes an alternative way to explain pretending with the ... More


Ornamental Feathers without Mentalism: A Radical Enactive View on Neanderthal Body Adornment

Duilio Garofoli

in Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture: Investigating the Constitution of the Shared World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035552
eISBN:
9780262337120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035552.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Evidence of feather extraction from scavenging birds by late Neanderthal populations, supposedly for ornamental reasons, has been recently used to bolster the case for Neanderthal symbolism and ... More


Action-Oriented Models of Cognitive Processing: A Little Less Cogitation, A Little More Action Please

James Kilner, Bernhard Hommel, Moshe Bar, Lawrence W. Barsalou, Karl J. Friston, Jürgen Jost, Alexander Maye, Thomas Metzinger, Friedemann Pulvermüller, Marti Sánchez-Fibla, John K. Tsotsos, and Gabriella Vigliocco

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter considers action-oriented processing from a model-oriented standpoint. Possible relationships between action and cognition are reviewed in abstract or conceptual terms. We then turn to ... More


Action-Oriented Understanding of Consciousness and the Structure of Experience

Anil K. Seth, Paul F. M. J. Verschure, Olaf Blanke, Martin V. Butz, Judith M. Ford, Chris D. Frith, Pierre Jacob, Miriam Kyselo, Marek McGann, Richard Menary, Ezequiel Morsella, and J. Kevin O’Regan

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

The action-oriented approach in cognitive science emphasizes the role of action in shaping, or constituting, perception, cognition, and consciousness. This chapter summarizes a week-long discussion ... More


Do We (or Our Brains) Actively Represent or Enactively Engage with the World?

Shaun Gallagher

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter reviews scientific discussions of several problems (free will, social cognition, perception) that reflect a representational approach to cognitive science, and contrasts them with ... More


Action-Oriented Cognition and Its Implications: Contextualizing the New Science of Mind

Tony J. Prescott and Paul F. M. J. Verschure

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

The action-oriented paradigm in cognitive science is emerging alongside a broader movement toward a more contextualized, pragmatic, and socially distributed science. This synergy between the view of ... More


RECtifying and REConnecting

Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin

in Evolving Enactivism: Basic Minds Meet Content

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036115
eISBN:
9780262339773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036115.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 4 provides further examples of RECtification, this time with the aim of showing how REC can fruitfully ally with and strengthen two prominent nonrepresentational E-approaches to ... More


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