Title
Extensive enactivism : why keep it all in? Extensive enactivism : why keep it all in?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Philosophy
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Philosophy
Psychology
Human medicine
Linguistics
Source (journal)
Frontiers in human neuroscience
Volume/pages
8(2014) , p. 1-11
ISSN
1662-5161
1662-5161
Article Reference
706
Carrier
E-only publicatie
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Radical enactive and embodied approaches to cognitive science oppose the received view in the sciences of the mind in denying that cognition fundamentally involves contentful mental representation. This paper argues that the fate of representationalism in cognitive science matters significantly to how best to understand the extent of cognition. It seeks to establish that any move away from representationalism toward pure, empirical functionalism fails to provide a substantive "mark of the cognitive" and is bereft of other adequate means for individuating cognitive activity. It also argues that giving proper attention to the way the folk use their psychological concepts requires questioning the legitimacy of commonsense functionalism. In place of extended functionalism empirical or commonsensical-we promote the fortunes of extensive enactivism, clarifying in which ways it is distinct from notions of extended mind and distributed cognition.
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