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Evolving Enactivism: Basic Minds Meet Content

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2018.01.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin, Evolving Enactivism: Basic Minds Meet Content, MIT Press, 2017, 360pp. $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780262036115. Reviewed by Evan Thompson, University of British Columbia For almost three decades, cognitive science has accommodated a creative tension between the traditional computational view of the mind, which downplays the importance of the physical body, and embodied cognitive science, which emphasizes that cognition strongly depends on the body. According to the proponents of embodied cognitive science, the dependence of cognition on the body is both causal -- the body beyond the brain plays a significant causal role in cognitive activity -- and constitutive -- the body is a proper part of the cognitive system. Embodied cognitive science encompasses a variety of philosophical viewpoints and empirical research programs. Some approaches try to revise the traditional models of. . .

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