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

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

Abstract

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 holds that cognition does not produce models of the world but rather subserves action as it is grounded in sensorimotor skills. In this volume, experts from cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, robotics, and philosophy of mind assess the foundations and implications of a novel action-oriented view of cognition. Their contributions and supporting experimental evidence show that an enactive a ... More

Keywords: Strüngmann Forum Reports, action, cognition, cognitive psychology, cognitive robotics, enactivism, philosophy of mind, sensorimotor contingency theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262034326
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andreas K. Engel, editor

Karl J. Friston, editor

Danica Kragic, editor

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1 Introduction

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

Development, Acquisition, and Adaptation of Action-Oriented Processing

3 The Development of Action Cognition

Antonia F. de C. Hamilton, Victoria Southgate, and Elisabeth Hill

4 Acting Up

Giovanni Pezzulo, Gottfried Vosgerau, Uta Frith, Antonia F. de C. Hamilton, Cecilia Heyes, Atsushi Iriki, Henrik Jörntell, Peter König, Saskia K. Nagel, Pierre-Yves Oudeyer, Robert D. Rupert, and Antonella Tramacere

Action-Oriented Models of Cognitive Processing

6 The Mindful Filter

Karl J. Friston

9 Language, Action, Interaction

Friedemann Pulvermüller

10 Action-Oriented Models of Cognitive Processing

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

Action-Oriented Understanding of Consciousness and the Structure of Experience

11 Extending Sensorimotor Contingencies to Cognition

Alexander Maye and Andreas K. Engel

12 What’s the Use of Consciousness?

Chris D. Frith and Thomas Metzinger

14 Consciousness in Action

Paul F. M. J. Verschure

15 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

Implications of Action-Oriented Paradigm Shifts in Cognitive Science

17 Ways of Action Science

Wolfgang Prinz

18 Learning Action-Perception Cycles in Robotics

Jeannette Bohg and Danica Kragic

19 Action-Oriented Cognition and Its Implications

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

20 Implications of Action-Oriented Paradigm Shifts in Cognitive Science

Peter F. Dominey, Tony J. Prescott, Jeannette Bohg, Andreas K. Engel, Shaun Gallagher, Tobias Heed, Matej Hoffmann, Günther Knoblich, Wolfgang Prinz, and Andrew Schwartz