Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Pragmatic TurnToward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034326

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use.date: 30 July 2021

Action-Oriented Cognition and Its Implications

Action-Oriented Cognition and Its Implications

Contextualizing the New Science of Mind

Chapter:
(p.321) 19 Action-Oriented Cognition and Its Implications
Source:
The Pragmatic Turn
Author(s):

Tony J. Prescott

Paul F. M. J. Verschure

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0019

The action-oriented paradigm in cognitive science is emerging alongside a broader movement toward a more contextualized, pragmatic, and socially distributed science. This synergy between the view of the mind as practice and the practice of the science of mind bodes well for the development of a new, robust, and socially useful understanding of human experience through which scientific insights can connect with broader intellectual traditions and refocus on societal impact as opposed to impact factors. Through its emphasis on action, the paradigm is well-suited to address real-world problems while advancing fundamental understanding. This chapter explores promising domains in which applications of the action-oriented view are being pursued, including biomimetics, enactive approaches to design, and immersive technologies. Research that has real-world impacts entails social risk; therefore, to be ethical, research in action-oriented cognition should be performed openly and in dialog with the wider public.

Keywords:   Strüngmann Forum Reports, action-oriented cognition, biomimetics, cognitivism, enactivism, ethical science

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.