Radicalizing Enactivism: Basic Minds Without Content

Daniel D. Hutto Erik Myin

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Radicalizing Enactivism: Basic Minds Without Content

Radicalizing Enactivism Basic Minds Without Content A book that promotes the thesis that basic forms of mentality intentionally directed cognition and perceptual experience are best understood as embodied yet contentless Most of what humans do and expe

  • Title: Radicalizing Enactivism: Basic Minds Without Content
  • Author: Daniel D. Hutto Erik Myin
  • ISBN: 9780262018548
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A book that promotes the thesis that basic forms of mentality intentionally directed cognition and perceptual experience are best understood as embodied yet contentless.Most of what humans do and experience is best understood in terms of dynamically unfolding interactions with the environment Many philosophers and cognitive scientists now acknowledge the critical imA book that promotes the thesis that basic forms of mentality intentionally directed cognition and perceptual experience are best understood as embodied yet contentless.Most of what humans do and experience is best understood in terms of dynamically unfolding interactions with the environment Many philosophers and cognitive scientists now acknowledge the critical importance of situated, environment involving embodied engagements as a means of understanding basic minds including basic forms of human mentality Yet many of these same theorists hold fast to the view that basic minds are necessarily or essentially contentful that they represent conditions the world might be in In this book, Daniel Hutto and Erik Myin promote the cause of a radically enactive, embodied approach to cognition that holds that some kinds of minds basic minds are neither best explained by processes involving the manipulation of contents nor inherently contentful Hutto and Myin oppose the widely endorsed thesis that cognition always and everywhere involves content They defend the counter thesis that there can be intentionality and phenomenal experience without content, and demonstrate the advantages of their approach for thinking about scaffolded minds and consciousness.

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    One thought on “Radicalizing Enactivism: Basic Minds Without Content

    1. Rachel on said:

      A great book that's short and to the point. I agree almost entirely with their critique of content and believe the Hard Problem of Content is indeed hard and spells disaster for most analytic philosophy of mind as well as contemporary cognitive science. My only complaint is that their Radical Enactive Cognition account is not radical enough, hard as that may be to believe. Hutto and Myin try to distance themselves from Type A physicalism and lean towards a softer Type B, "gappy" materialism of s [...]

    2. Ted Stark on said:

      Very helpful to me. Provides a good overview of the new philosophy and science of mind with the opposing arguments to embodied cognition outlined in detail. Suggests a path forward for current enactive cognition theory.

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