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Radicalizing Enactivism: Basic Minds without Content

Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin


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. This book promotes the cause of a radically enactive, embodied approach to cognition ... More

Keywords: dynamically unfolding interactions, embodied engagements, basic minds, human mentality, cognition, manipulation of contents, intentionality, phenomenal experience, scaffolded minds, consciousness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780262018548
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262018548.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel D. Hutto, author

Erik Myin, author