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Embodying the Mind and Representing the Body

Two papers of note from the special issue “The Body Represented/Embodied Representation” of Review of Philosophy and Psychology and one from the current issue: A Moderate Approach to Embodied Cognitive Science – Alvin Goldman Embodying the Mind and Representing the Body – Adrian John Tetteh Alsmith and Frédérique de Vignemont In Defense of Phenomenological Approaches to Social Cognition:…

Shaun Gallagher: Enactively extended intentionality

Shaun Gallagher talk: I argue that the extended mind hypothesis requires an enactive, neo-pragmatic concept of intentionality if it is to develop proper responses to a variety of objections. This enactive concept of intentionality is based on the phenomenological concept of a bodily (or motor or operative) intentionality outlined by Husserl and Merleau-Ponty. I explore…

Hegel and the extended mind

Anthony Crisafi and Shaun Gallagher in AI & Society (Volume 25, Number 1, 123-129): We examine the theory of the extended mind, and especially the concept of the ‘‘parity principle’’ (Clark and Chalmers in Analysis 58.1:7–19, 1998), in light of Hegel’s notion of objective spirit. This unusual combination of theories raises the question of how…

Extended Minds Meet Queer Theory

Just when you thought the extended mind literature couldn’t be put to more unusual use, here is a forthcoming talk by Michele Merritt who just happens to have been supervised by none other than Shaun Gallagher and Rebecca Kukla. Also on her committee was Andy Clark. Check out Michel’s recent paper for Philosophical Psychology “The Cure…

The Embodied Mind: 20 years on

Commemorating a landmark book The Future of the Embodied Mind The summer school focuses on cognition in artificial and biological systems from a theoretical perspective that considers embodiment, situatedness, and action-relatedness as key elements in understanding and implementing cognitive systems. The school will be held in San Sebastián, Spain 5th – 9th September 2011 The school will…

The Socially Extended Mind

Shaun Gallagher known primarily for his work on embodiment and phenomenology is extending (pardon the gratuitous use of this term) his thinking to include the social dimension in a forthcoming talk in Montreal. (Friday, February 18th 2011, from 3 p.m. at UQAM, room DS-1950 – Métro Berri-UQAM, pavillon De Sève). The abstract posted: I argue…