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Evolving Enactivism: Basic Minds Meet Content

Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin


Evolving Enactivism argues that cognitive phenomena—perceiving, imagining, remembering—can be best explained in terms of an interface between contentless and content-involving forms of cognition. Building on their earlier book Radicalizing Enactivism, which proposes that there can be forms of cognition without content, Daniel Hutto and Erik Myin demonstrate the unique explanatory advantages of recognizing that only some forms of cognition have content while others—the most elementary ones—do not. They offer an account of the mind in duplex terms, proposing a complex vision of mentality in whic ... More

Keywords: enactivism, embodied cognition, predictive processing, mental representation, information processing, cognition, intentionality, perception, imagination, memory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780262036115
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036115.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel D. Hutto, author
University of Wollongong

Erik Myin, author
University of Antwerp