Introduction to Enactive Cognitive Science

by · Feb 26, 2016 · 1,578 views ·


The enactive approach to cognitive science has been increasing in popularity in the last couple of decades by providing a systematic alternative to the ubiquitous computational theory of mind. It incorporates many elements that have been traditionally neglected in cognitive science, such as biology and philosophy of the organism, phenomenology of subjective perspective, and dynamics of irreducible social processes from dyadic to cultural scales. In this talk I introduce the central concepts of the enactive approach, such as autonomy, agency, and sense-making, while highlighting some of the outstanding challenges.