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EnactionToward a New Paradigm for Cognitive Science$
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John Stewart, Olivier Gapenne, and Ezequiel A. Di Paolo

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014601

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014601.001.0001

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Language and Enaction

Language and Enaction

(p.266) (p.267) 10 Language and Enaction

Didier Bottineau

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The main focus of this chapter is the immediate experience of languaging, but it also touches upon more general subjects such as acquisition and evolution. Describing language in light of the enactive paradigm has always been a most challenging issue since the proposals of the enactive paradigm bring about a multitude of novel views that upset firmly established dichotomies such as the subject and the object, the innate and the acquired, the interior and the exterior, and the physical and the mental. These views undermine the epistemological basis of our knowledge, as defined by Foucault; challenge traditional scientific protocols; and also contend that language is to be reconsidered in terms of sensorimotor interactions with an environment in which both the individual and the environment are modified.

Keywords:   languaging, acquisition, evolution, enactive paradigm, epistemological basis, knowledge, Foucault, sensorimotor interactions

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